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02-15-2013, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Marlo Stanfield View Post
Top 6 Wingers. Okposo, Grabner, Nino come to mind. They could use a replacement #2 center. Brock Nelson comes to mind. There's tons of pieces we have that could make it work if the Isles were serious to pursue O'Reilly.
You misunderstood me...I didn't say we don't have pieces Colorado would want, I said we don't have the salary to move to offset O'Reilly.

Okposo and Grabner make $4M combined this year, Nino and Nelson make peanuts in the minors. O'Reilly is looking for $5-6M. So, any trade for O'Reilly would be adding salary (unless Streit was involved, but I highly doubt Colorado would take a pending UFA as a main piece of the trade).

I highly doubt that Garth has the green light to add millions in salary for this season.

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