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02-07-2013, 03:39 AM
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Ryan O'Reilly Headed to Offer Sheet or Trade?

From Adrien Dater

Hopes were raised Tuesday night among Avalanche fans about the Ryan O'Reilly contract standoff with the team, when it was reported by your humble correspondent that talks still were ongoing after a period of inactivity. Could a resolution finally be at hand?
Sorry, but it doesn't look like it from what I'm hearing. Neither side appears willing to budge.
One of the underreported aspects of this standoff is the growing possibility that another team could make O'Reilly a Group II free-agent offer sheet. There are many teams interested in making a deal for O'Reilly, but it's unclear whether the Avs are considering moving him.
If they're not but another team really wants him they are free to offer O'Reilly any contract they want. Then the Avs would have their hand forced; either they would have to match the offer or let him go and accept draft picks as compensation.

Nothing terribly new here, but thought it was interesting Dater (Though the Avs are reportedly one of the teams who leak the least info) thought it might be headed toward an offer sheet.

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