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03-01-2013, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post

It's an interesting twist to a weird situation, but ultimately I think Columbus would have claimed him, Calgary would have fought it based on it being unclear and the actual document not finished or shown to anyone, and probably won.

Either way it wouldn't have helped the Avalanche. He'd either be a Blue Jacket or a Flame, and the Avs would be stuck hoping that 1st rounder was in the top ten, and they picked a good player with it.
Or then the Avs would've fought that they interpreted the rule in the way that was intended and were comfortable giving O'Reilly to the Jackets as they knew he would be picked up.
Maybe that wouldn't have stuck though.

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