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03-02-2013, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mukluks View Post
Take it with a grain of salt but the Ottawa Sun says Detroit was trying to acquire RR in a trade with Colorado before the offer sheet happened.
From the Sun:

Had the Flames not made the offer, O'Reilly would have been dealt to the East. The Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings and Calgary all tried to make deals, but Sherman was trying to send him to either the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs or Tampa Bay Lightning.

The asking price in a trade was rich. League executives say the Avs wanted a player, prospect and No. 1 pick from any team. In the case of the Rangers, sources say the ask was D Michael Del Zotto, LW Chris Kreider and a pick.
That asking price is crazy for ROR. Any GM who would have given all that up is as dumb as Feaster.

No wonder the offer sheet happened.

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