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03-02-2013, 01:21 PM
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I didn't follow the ROR thing super closely (obvs saw Calgary signed, Avs matched). So Columbus basically would've had O'Reilly if they chose to pay him, and Calgary would've still lost the picks? Or would Columbus lose the picks?
If the Avalanche did not match the offer, the Flames would have given up their first and third. ROR would then have been automatically placed on waivers. So the Flames would have lost their picks and got nothing in return, because every other team in the League would have put a claim in!
It is a weird loophole in the new CBA that your RFA and players on your reserve list are excluded from the rule that players who have previously played abroad during the season need to be placed on waivers. He is the Avs RFA, so he is excluded, but if the Flames had got him that RFA rule would not have applied to them.
Either way, the new rule might help us with Lehterä.
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