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Neither Side Moving Regarding O’Reilly Contract Talks

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

The Avs' contract offers to their leading scorer from last season remain two years at $7 million or five years at about $17 million. While the differences on a two-year deal are much closer than a five-year deal (O'Reilly wants in the neighborhood of $25 million on that one), the Avs appear to have drawn a line in the sand with their offers.

With no softening of the O'Reilly camp's stance, that would seem to leave only two possibilities: a trade or an offer sheet from another team.

One of the underreported aspects of this standoff is the growing possibility that another team could make O'Reilly a Group II free-agent offer sheet. There are many teams interested in making a deal for O'Reilly, but it's unclear whether the Avs are considering moving him.

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Navarath's avatar

What about the third option?
Stay at a standstill and ROR loses a year to play?

Posted by Navarath on 02/07/13 at 12:52 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

What about the third option?
Stay at a standstill and ROR loses a year to play?

Posted by Navarath on 02/07/13 at 12:52 PM ET

Colorado has the option only to do that halfway.  If O’Reilly signs an offer sheet somewhere else, they’re going to be forced to make a decision.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/07/13 at 12:54 PM ET

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