It really is simple... CGY is not going to be a top 5 pick. Match that ****, hope he earns it and trade Stastny.
Honestly the way Landeskog and Stastny have looked together, I think we might get more out of Landeskog next to O'Reilly.
That is what scares me the most about this... 'Stastny' not looking any better with Landeskog next to him. If Landeskog plays better with O'Reilly and O'Reilly comes close to earning this contract then it's worth it to keep him.
There is no way that compensation comes anywhere close to his value without being a top 5 pick, and currently CGY is ahead of us in the standings. Obviously with O'Reilly they are not going to have the firesale either. So even if they tank after the deadline it can't be judged on that.
Or that the value is there? If other teams are willing to pay him, then maybe Sherman and Co should pull their heads out of their *****. They could have had him on a better contract than this is they would just open a ****ing negotiation with a player.
This is awful asset management. This front office is a ****ing joke.