Greg Sherman & Co - Record as Colorado Avalanche GM
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03-02-2013, 11:56 AM
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If Ryan works as hard as he has these last three seasons and builds upon last year's breakout, people will quickly forget any deficits in character he has.
Yeah, his rep took a ding for this. Doesn't mean he's the loser in this sad little saga. It just means he cares about $$$ as much as most other professional athletes.
Again, Sherman was FORCED to match a contract he didn't want to pay O'Reilly because he flat-out got outmaneuvered.
Just because you don't want to pay someone something doesn't mean you're not ok with paying it if the situation calls for it. I think for us the issue was less the money involved, and more so the principle of not buckling and not being the ones to offer the big money.
And that's what we did, now our kids know that if they're going to be stubborn about getting more money out of the avs their only choice is to hold out until they find an OS they want, that's a pretty serious pressure in future negotiations.
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