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Flames Release A Statement On The O’Reilly Offer Sheet

“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.”

Jay Feaster
General Manager


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Small problem: you are dumb.

I’d suggest not trying to ‘interpret’ stuff any more, Jayster.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 03/01/13 at 04:14 PM ET


Whenever someone talks about Jay Feaster as a GM, they always dismiss him as not a hockey guy and Moreso a lawyer, etc. So you’d think he of all people would be able to properly interpret CBA mumbo jumbo.

Posted by Chris M on 03/01/13 at 04:42 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

Brush that screw up under the rug and act like it never happened.
Yeah, that’s the move.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 03/01/13 at 04:43 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Would’ve been better just to keep quiet…

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 03/01/13 at 04:45 PM ET


I really wish instead of an offer sheet, some sort of trade was worked out. Now that Scott Howson is out as GM in Columbus, these are probably two of the three most ridiculed GMs in the NHL (the other being ol’ Snowsy in L.I.), so it would have been hilarious to see what kind of deal these two rocket scientists would have concocted.

Posted by Chris M on 03/01/13 at 04:45 PM ET

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