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02-28-2013, 04:53 PM
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Someone on the trade board called this a "poison pill" and I tend to agree that's what this is for the Avs.

The $6.5 million is way too high for accounting to match. If they match, they've basically caved into O'Reilly's camp...giving him a better deal than they could have ever negotiated. He gets paid AND he gets to be an UFA most likely in 2 seasons.

If we don't match, we get totally screwed on compensation, more than likely. I'm not buying the Flames as a Top 3 pick...they are the definition of mediocre but they always finish in that 10-15 range and if they are going to follow this up with more deals, we could be looking at a #15 type pick. That is terrible compensation.

Hard to see a real optimistic view unless you take the tact that the Flames are going to be laughably bad the rest of the season.

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