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02-28-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Hennessy View Post
Calgary's done a good job of getting rid of all their picks and remaining mediocre. I'm very tempted to let them continue doing that.

$6.5M just to qualify him? So, if he becomes a superstar, great. Anything less and he can walk? Also, not sure the Avs want to be the ones paying him - say what you want about pride over business, but no one likes to be held hostage. And that's not peanuts, no matter the cap room they've got.
You could try to get him signed to a long term deal for a lower salary. But O'Reilly seems to be all about the money so it's possible he'll just accept the QO of $6.5 two years in a row and then bolt as a UFA.

There isn't any good solution here for Avs. I'm not sure if you even want a guy like O'Reilly around after all the crap he's pulled.

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