In-season Proposals, Rumors, Free Agents & Roster Moves (related topics here) XXXII
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03-01-2013, 11:11 AM
Regress to meanness
Join Date: Jul 2003
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I'm sorry, but Ryan O'Reilly is unreasonable in what way?
He stuck to his guns, and he was proven right; other teams were willing to not only pay him the $5m per he wanted, but exceed that as well.
I think it's pretty clear that Sherman and the Avs were the unreasonable ones, and now we sit here with O'Reilly making $1.5m more next year than he even wanted originally from us. Who was unreasonable, specifically with the information we now have like you said?
By reasonable I mean signing a long term extension at perhaps $5.25M-5.5M this summer.
O'Reilly has the right to take one year deals at $6.5M until he's 27. So based on how he handled himself during this negotiations he might feel entitled to $6.5M, which wouldn't be reasonable.
I understand this might have been as much about not backing down as about $, but Ryan O'Reilly has proven that money are very important to him. I'm not going to give him the benefit of the doubt going forward. I hope he'll be reasonable, but until he proves he can be I'll assume he'll try to get a 'win' at every cost.
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