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03-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Avoiding the Cap
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
What exactly should Sherman have done? Given in to O'Reilly's ridiculous $5M demands? Expected a GM would send a dumbass offersheet like that, and taken whatever offers were being made ASAP? Taken a 1st that could have been mid round or even late round, and a 3rd for O'Reilly?
A series of mistakes can be stopped or righted at any moment by a tactful move. Had Sherman not knee-jerked and matched, he'd have time to learn about the waiver situation. In that case, he can dial up Columbus for some assets in return for not matching. You get more assets for a player who doesn't want to be on the Avs, and you royally screw over a divisional opponent in the process. It would be turning a bad situation into a huge win.

Matching so quickly is a nice token gesture, but it cost him.

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