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02-15-2013, 01:10 PM
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I would only add that fan unhappiness (distain) towards the Avs (and Sherman in particular) resulting from the Stewart/Shattenkirk - Johnson/McClement trade makes it probable that trading for O'Reilly will require overpayment from the receiving party.

Many of the posts on this topic come from (naturally) a what's best for the Sabres (i.e; minimize the impact, fair value, etc.) emphasis. Sherman cannot afford to get fleeced again. The hate here for him (and Sacco and LaCroix) exceeds that expressed towards Ruff/Regier.

The fans want O'Reilly back in an Avs uniform and if he isn't, the replacements better be proven performers or attendance and interest will really fall off the cliff.

The situation is Denver is starting to resemble the old Colorado Rockies franchise (trading Barry Beck, Lanny McDonald, etc. for has beens, prospects and role players.....)

This from a former 10 year season ticket holder who will never spend another dime on that franchise.

It's also evident that that Stastny is done with the Avs. $6.6M with one year left.

Yeah, he's overpaid but also under achieving (under a terrible coach and GM) which has lowered his value.

27 years old. Not washed up by any measure.

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