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03-02-2013, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bluemandan View Post
Couldn't Calgary have left him in Russia for the rest of the year and bring him over in the off-season without going through waivers?
I dunno. Like I said, didn't follow it closely and haven't examined the new CBA closely yet.

My guess is they'd have unwittingly called him up (if you believe they genuinely thought their interpretation of the rule was correct). Maybe someone would have caught it in time and they'd have avoided calling him up, but then they're paying a 1st, a 3d and 6.5M for one year of O'Reilly. In fact, unless they traded him elsewhere, they'd wind up having to qualify him twice at 6.5M, which is definitely bad management (3 yrs, 19.5M). O'Reilly is already 4M good, but not yet 6.5M good (though I'd much rather have him than Stastny at that price).

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