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03-02-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Av-merican View Post
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.
Not at all, Greg wasn't the one who gave Ryan the contract he wanted, he just matched it, once Ryan had already missed half of this shortened season and lost the privilege of playing with Landy, all while hurting his image around the league. Ryan may have gotten the money he wanted for the next year and a half, but he hurt himself in the negotiations after that unless he just goes ******* for the next 100 games.

If our future RFAs try to point to Ryan's salary, Greg has a lot to point to that'll counteract that because the Avs didn't buckle.

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