I don't think he was interested in doing that. He was more interested in a trade. I don't think he knew that RoR would have to go on waivers. But then again he didn't do his due diligence. I wonder how many GMs knew.
Go to Columbus, get them to pick upROR ON WAIVERS, then trade calgarys first and third for ROR
Not sure they could do that. The wording is unclear as to who they would have to offer him to first. They may have to offer him to the next team eligible to claim him which would be the Capitals.
A Player who has been acquired by Waiver claim shall not be Traded to
another Club until the termination of Playoffs of the season in which he was acquired
unless he is first offered on the same terms to the Club(s) that entered a claim when
Waivers were requested originally and the offer has been refused.
“Prior to tendering the offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly we, as a hockey operations department, examined whether there were any impediments to our successfully securing the services of the player including, but not limited to, his having played in the KHL after the start of the current NHL season.
Our interpretation of the Article 13 transition rules governing restricted free agents (“RFA”), and the applicability of Article 13.23 under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement to such RFA’s was, and continues to be, different than the NHL’s current interpretation as articulated to us this morning. Moreover, throughout our discussions, the player’s representative shared our interpretation and position with respect to the non-applicability of Article 13.23.
While we were prepared to advance our position with the NHL, in light of Colorado’s having matched the offer sheet it is now an academic point. As such, we will have no further comment on the matter, the player, or the offer sheet process.”
I had some exchanges with Avs fans about a ROR to WPG deal and made a hypothetical offers of:
1. Little + a 2nd; OR
2. Trouba + a 2nd; OR
3. Enstrom but the Avs would have to add.
Really didn't want to give up Trouba but it was a hypothetical.
Long story short...about 75% of their posters thought Little was garbage, Trouba was an unproven chance in the dark and Enstrom was an insult. WHAT?
So yeah, I won't lose any sleep for Avs fans. They now have to qualify and pay him $6.5 for the next 3-4 years, which makes him higher paid than Jonathon Toews. His trade value with that contract has gone done by about 200%. He better be as good ask they think he is.