Greg Sherman & Co - Record as Colorado Avalanche GM
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03-01-2013, 06:17 PM
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I don't honestly see that as a big deal either. It would be silly to think they hadn't explored the potential offer sheet situation, with at least a few different pay rates. Probably got the ok from the Kroenke's ahead of time. They just had to weight the options with the way the salary was structured in Feaster's deal, versus taking a gamble on where Calgary's 1st and 3rd rounders would end up. To me it's pretty obvious. I wouldn't have taken the deal either.
By matching quickly, they show other GM's they won't be pushed around with offer sheets. It isn't a distraction all week. It gets O'Reilly back in the lineup sooner.
And most importantly, if they had waited there's a chance next year's trade deadline could be sooner than March 7th or whatever date they waited to, and they won't have the option to trade him next season.
They already knew well in advance what they would do, so why wait just for the sake of waiting, and potentially causing all those things to happen?
So reporters could expose issues like the Waiver issue perhaps (not saying that would actually have applied)? Not asking for the week, just a "sleep on it" moment.
All in all, it was a rough spot for Management, and I do not find them to be inept, the situation just blew.
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