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02-26-2013, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dahrougem2 View Post
I wonder what it would be like for Ryan O'Reilly if they sent Joe Sakic to him, and Sakic called up Forsberg and Foote to go with him to talk to Ryan. Just to say, "listen kid, we had a great core and kept it together for 8 years; yes there was no cap but that kind of core doesn't come along often. Here, with Duchene and Landeskog, Johnson on D, Varly in net, you guys can build something great but you have to be willing to sacrifice for the team". I wonder what Ryan would say lol, or how he would feel
ROR would then sign an offer sheet with the New York Rangers so heavily front loaded the AVs would have to change ownership in order to or as a result of having to match.

Sakic was an incredible player during his heyday but he is the very last person you should send to have a talk with anyone about sacrificing personal financial interests for the benefit of the team. That man expected to and was paid at every step of the way. Not only did he sign an offer sheet that was designed to bankrupt the AVs ownership his bonus (coupled with Blakes) screwed the AVs during the first salary cap era.

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