They asked Ted Black this morning on WGR (I think it was, this week at least) if the team has considered offer sheets. He said yes but the argument against presenting offer sheets is that the other team always matches.
Dude, I was calling for an offer sheet with a 2nd rounder comp. I figured Regier did that, gentlemen agreement, and they said they'd match. If the Avs match, they got screwed. Feaster is Lowe jr. The only thing I can guess is that they didn't agree they'd match, and he goes to Calgary. If that truly does happen, then watch out. Reduced cap will make this some crazy stuff.
OReilly wouldn't have signed an offer sheet for a contract with a value of just a second round compensation.
Anyone think this means Stastny will be on the trade block now for the Avs (or at the end of the year)? I don't know their payroll well but thought I heard somewhere they had some finance/payroll concerns. Sorry if this is out of whack - don't have the same day to day knowledge some of the guys on the board do.
In a nutshell, because O'Reilly played in the KHL after this season started, he was subject to waivers if a team other than Colorado signed him. Feaster was unaware, so if Colorado did not match the offer, O'Reilly would have been subject to being claimed by one of Columbus, Washington, Buffalo, or Florida depending on who had the worst record. If Buffalo hadn't messed up and won a game or two, they could have had the worst record and claimed O'Reilly.
Ok whose planning on just sitting on their couch, sitting in their undies and opening up some cold ones this weekend? Hockeymania for the people who just get whatever games are on their TV - not including Center Ice etc.
Saturday - 12:00 pm ET - Ottawa at Philadelphia - NHL Network-US. 3:00 pm ET - Washington at Winnipeg - CBC or NHL Network-US. 3:00 pm ET - New Jersey at Buffalo - 3:00 pm ET - MSG. 7:00 pm ET - Pittsburgh at Montreal - CBC or NHL Network-US. 7:30 pm ET - AHL Hockey - Rochester at Syracuse - Time Warner Cable Sports Channels in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse areas. 10:00 pm ET - Los Angeles at Vancouver - CBC or NHL Network-US.
Sunday - 12:30 pm ET - Chicago at Detroit - NBC. 3:00 pm ET - St. Louis at Dallas - NHL Network-United States. 4:00 pm ET - AHL Hockey - Rochester at Lake Erie - Time Warner Cable Sports Channels in Buffalo and Rochester areas. 7:30 pm ET - Buffalo at New York - MSG and Montreal at Boston - NBCSN.
Whew! If it wasn't for me attending the Devils-Sabres game and then having to do a soccer coaching gig later this evening, I would be sitting back and watching this Hockeymania all this weekend. (Yeah for me, no plans for Sunday!)