Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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02-14-2013, 12:09 PM
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I would agree if we were talking about acquiring an older player or rental type. Ryan O'Reilly is neither. It's not like we're talking about a guy who'd be a one-and-done shot. He'd be under team control for a minimum of four seasons and fits into the long-term picture quite nicely.
The problem with O'Reilly is that not only would we have to give up 2 assets (roster player and top prospect from what I've heard) but that he wants 5 million per.
So basically next year we'd slot him in Ribeiro's position and be short a prospect and roster player.
Colorado is not just gonna give him away for spare parts either.
Why not keep our assets and use that money to sign Ribeiro if you want to go that route?
We are thin enough in our prospect pool after so many graduates that I'd rather not lose Forsberg, Wilson or Kuznetsov. Outside of those 3 I doubt Colorado would listen if we offer some other prospect thats not top notch.
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