why go through this whole mess in the first place? Why not just give him the 5 mil per year or trade him at the beginning of the season instead of risking a team giving him an offer sheet? Dreger said there were much better deals available.
I know Sherman couldn't let O'Reilly hold him over a barrell but damn, this was poorly dealt with.
Now Duchene is getting paid 3 mil per year less than O'Reilly. This is not going to end up well.