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02-21-2013, 06:10 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Avs fans need to get the idea of getting Morgan Rielly or Jake Gardiner out of their head if they honestly think it will be straight up or Leafs adding. This is the same thing as the Joe Thornton deal. Unsigned player wanting more than his value and the team isn't offering to give him the money.
You don't trade high potential prospects or players who have signed a contract regardless whether or not they have proven anything in the NHL (Rielly) for someone who can't agree to terms on the amount of money they deserve (O'Rielly). Gardiner has also proven he can be a solid #2 defenceman long term with the Leafs.
If they were smart they would agree to a sign and trade like the Coyotes did with Turris, but nobody is going to pay O'Reilly what he is asking.
As stated in the OP, thats probably going to be your best offer. A defencemen who is playing now, a good prospect and a pick, which is more than enough for an unsigned RFA asking for more than his value.
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