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Flames File Offer Sheet For Ryan O’Rielly

via TSN,

The Calgary Flames have filed an offer sheet on Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.

Dreger reports that the offer sheet carries an average annual value of $5 million. O'Reilly will make $1 million in base salary for 2012-13 with a signing bonus worth $2.5 million. His 2013-14 salary will be $6.5 million.

The 22-year-old forward scored 18 goals and 37 assists in 81 games.

added 5:54pm,



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Paul's avatar

Calgary plays Colorado tonight.  This should ad a little excitement to the game.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/28/13 at 07:09 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Calgary, AB—The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed restricted free agent Ryan O’Reilly to an offer sheet.

“The Calgary Flames have signed restricted free agent Ryan O’Reilly to an offer sheet. Under the rules pertaining to an offer sheet, we will allow the process to transpire. We will not provide any further comment until the process is complete,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/28/13 at 07:10 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

& that is why Feaster & the Flames are a a joke

Posted by Evilpens on 02/28/13 at 07:14 PM ET

Chet's avatar

they have money but they can’t lure free agents.

they have picks but aren’t necessarily good at using them (although they look like they’ll have a high one this year).

they can hamstring an opponent if they match.

this just looks like CAL trying to get better to me by maybe overpaying, but considering the shape they’re in, it’s hard to fault them.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/28/13 at 07:18 PM ET

Paul's avatar

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club issued the following statement regarding the offer sheet made today by the Calgary Flames:

“The Avalanche organization was notified of the offer sheet earlier this afternoon.  Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, in the case of an offer sheet, NHL teams have seven days to either match the offer or accept compensation.  The Avalanche will have further comments when a decision is made.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/28/13 at 07:42 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

WIth an average annual salary of $5,000,000 per TSN, that means the Avs would get a first and third round pick if they decline matching.

For that poor of a return are the Avs going to be forced to resign O’Reilly despite all the drama?

Posted by some kid on 02/28/13 at 06:54 PM ET

Calgary isn’t going to finish very high, so I don’t know how poor of a return that is.  A high first round draft pick could get them a player just as good or better than O’Reilly who will be cheaper for several years, plus the 3rd round pick.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 02/28/13 at 08:08 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

How much term left on iginlas deal? Sounds like with this offer he will be moving at the deadline no?

Posted by Down River Dan on 02/28/13 at 09:08 PM ET

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