2) Don't match it and Duchen and Stastny is our one two punch at center for the next decade or so.
2.1) Don't match it, roll with Duchenne & Stastny, and draft with Calgary's first rounder a future #1 center in this draft full of good prospect.
Seriously I think you guys should go with the picks. Calgary is not going anywhere with or without O'Reilley and it could pay off big time. Sad to see a prospect go but it's a good opportunity for Colorado to draft two solid prospect in the first round, probably two top 10.
if you want to retain him after the 2 years you have to give him a QO which means he'll make at least 6.5 million.
Or we sign him to a contract before then... or we take him to arbitration...
He's as good as signed on the 7th day after Sherman gets the chance to pretend it was a tough choice.
Fyi, if he doesn't play at least 60 games next year we will not be forced to sign him to a one year qualifying offer and according the CBA could make it a two way contract. If he's really bad and he takes the two way qualifying offer, we could bury him for 875k while the contract wears off.
I say let him walk and double up on 1st rounders for this awesome draft. It's like flipping a 2nd (though a successful one) for a 1st/3rd. That's highway robbery on paper. What if we picked twice in the top 5 and got Jones AND Drouin/Barkov? We'd forget about ROR in about a week.
TAKE THE PICKS!!!!! Let him and his crazy dad milk Calgary for 6.5 Mil after next season, because they are going to do the same **** next negotiation period when we ask for him to take a paycut because he isn't playing like a guy worth 6.5 million.
Does Calgary have a Landeskog to pair him with? No? What's that about Baertschi lolz? Get out ROR.
As a fan, it's just as well he goes. He'd have to be the second coming of Forsberg with that final year salary for me not to end up hating him as much as I've ever hated a guy in an Avs sweater. I mean, sure if he earns that $6.5M, all is forgiven. He will have developed into a stud. But the chances of that happening are slim. I'd much rather hate him as a member of the Flames and wish for schadenfreude all around.
If cap goes down to 64 mil next year, Flames are 9.6 million over the cap with only Iginla, Comeau, and Babchuk UFA's and Iginla probably resigning. They gotta trade or amnesty players quickly if the Avs don't match