Greg Sherman & Co - Record as Colorado Avalanche GM
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03-01-2013, 08:34 PM
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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.
If Ryan O'Reilly doesn't want to be on the Avs, he wouldn't have signed an offer sheet.
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