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03-01-2013, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by The Sweetness View Post
Because if Sherman would have known about it as he should have it would have taken away the power of an offer sheet, drastically decreasing O'Reilly's leverage.

Newport screwed up but were saved because Sherman also messed up.

Also, it removed any power O'Reilly had in choosing his destination as being put on waivers takes any power away from the player. O'Reilly may not have cared where he played but I'm sure he'd not have played more games in the KHL if he was aware that it would have taken away his ability to chose where he signed.

If Ryan were traded the acquiring team would have been protected in the same way that Colorado was protected.

The only way this is an issue is because of the RFA signing by a team.

A trade carries the protection that the Av's enjoyed.

The fact that Calgary signed him is inconsequential.

Had Columbus offered him the same money he would have signed the offer-sheet.

This is not about location. This was a money grab. Controling where he played wasn't an issue.

To add, if this was really about location, then you do not sign an offer-sheet. You demand a trade and hold out until one is granted.

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