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03-02-2013, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Colorado Avalanche View Post
I think on this situation you can only really blame ROR and his agent/father combination. They were out of line and I'm happy Colorado didn't pay these suckers whatever they wanted(Until they had to). ROR will be traded in one year. That's it.
O'Reilly's not the sucker. Sherman is. Apparently so is Feaster.

They opted to make the player stew instead of actively shopping him, getting a real idea of what the market was for him, and also didn't engage in negotiations. In essence, he did NOTHING. If he was just relying on "the code" to protect him from an offer sheet, he's an idiot.

He made O'Reilly wait at home because he wanted to keep the salary structure of the team the way it was. Now that's gone. The entire purpose of keeping O'Reilly out of the lineup is now gone, and we wasted two months for nothing. And now he's in a situation where he can't possibly get top market value for the guy via trade, and even if he does he'll have already paid the kid $9 million dollars.

That's a failure no matter how you cut it.

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