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02-19-2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Halifaxhab View Post
I agree, keep the 1st. I would toss two 2nds as part of a deal (depending on the roster player).

Desharnais + two 2nds + prospect (Kristo?) for ROR

Eller has picked his game up, I wouldn't want to send him out as he has provided some of what ROR can do for much much less than what ROR would want.

not to mention what it says to the team if you sign this RFA to a big money long term deal when no other RFA here has been.
That's an overpayment. ROR can be had (by any team he cares to sign with) for a first and a second pick (based on the fact that ROR is looking for 5 million/season, the Avalanche are unwilling to pay him that and the compensation for that contract is a first and a second). Desharnais + Kristo + 2nd > 1st in my book. I would personally stop with Desharnais (if we get ROR he's the centre most likely to be forced out of the lineup) and a second (and maybe a late round pick to sweeten the pot).

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