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02-13-2013, 07:36 AM
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I agreed with the Avs, that 22 yr old ROR was not worth $5 per after one impressive season, but I'm surprised the Avs have let things turn so bitter with one of their top players.
Doesn't make sense to cut your nose off to spite your face.
We didn't see the Habs trade an unhappy Subban or the Isles trade an unhappy Vis.
Posted February 12, 2013, 8:53 pm MT
Ryan O’Reilly’s days as an Av look to be over
While the Avs were optimistic right after the lockout ended that they could sign O’Reilly and my sources said he would not be traded, things have changed and it appears a virtual certainty O’Reilly will be traded now. The sides became entrenched in their positions, things got a little personal and now there appears no turning back. The only questions remaining are to which team and for which players/draft picks in return.
Darren Dreger of TSN reported tonight the Avs are asking for a “roster player and a top prospect.” That sounds about right. The Avs will not confirm that’s what they are asking for. They won’t confirm much of anything right now. They have gone into bunker mentality mode on the Factor.
Maybe I am old school, but when you are in a position like the Avs are, how can you demand ANYTHING in return? Obviously there will be a market and you have to start out asking high, but its a forgone conclusion that the kid will not wear an Avs sweater again. Thus, you do not have all the cards in your deck to play with. You are behind the eight ball in negotiations.
Furthermore, the kid seems to value him self pretty darn high for only one quality season. We have seen plenty of players have a one and done. You are very much buyer beware.
Thus, a draft pick and an above average roster player should be able to pry the kid away.
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