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02-22-2013, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CobraAcesS View Post
Yeah it's that simple... lol

One, they have leverage over him and believe in bridge deals during RFA years. Two, he does need to prove he can sustain and/or improve on his current level of play before being given a long term deal.

Other teams may be willing to take the risk, Colorado is being more conservative. Especially with all the young talent who will need raises soon besides O'Reilly.

A lot of people believe he might sign a shorter term bridge deal with a team who has less depth at Center than Colorado, in other words where he would have a clear cut top 6 center position. So that he has the opportunity to prove his worth as well.

All of this has been said before...
Then trade him for what they value him at...a 2nd line player who might become a 1B center. Not a superstar level return. I don't care if its been said before, not all of us follow this situation that closely, so no need to be a *****.

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