Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Avalanche match Calgary's Offer Sheet for ROR
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03-02-2013, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Freudian View Post
What's the logic behind that statement? How would confirming what the rule is eliminate the chance of getting O'Reilly?

If they are right, the phone call will confirm it and they can go after O'Reilly. If they are wrong, they will lose two-three picks and not get the player if they use an offer sheet and obviously would choose not to.

There is no reason whatsoever to not check with the league if the GM think the rule applies but is vague. Only an incompetent GM would gamble on something like this.
Because the NHL does not have final say in the matter. Just like Daly was wrong about the Chicago/Nashville RFAs, he could very well be wrong about this.

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