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The Slumping Ryan O’Reilly

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

Ryan O'Reilly entered the NHL at age 18 in 2009 as a defensive specialist, a young forward with a veteran conscience. Less than five years later, he was regarded as one of the league's premier all-around forwards, coming off a 28-goal season when he garnered a major NHL award.

Currently, however, O'Reilly is mired in an awful individual stretch that mirrors the failures of his team. The Avalanche has won only three of its first 14 games, and O'Reilly has only two goals and a team-worst minus-11 rating, lowest among NHL forwards....

"We try him as a center, we put him on the wing — we've tried a lot of things and, obviously, it hasn't worked out in getting him back on track," Roy said of O'Reilly. "There's a bit of bad luck in that as well, and I think he's lost a bit of his confidence."

O'Reilly is in the first year of a two-year, $12 million contract he signed last summer, after his second holdout in as many years.

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Ryan O’Reilly Avoids Arbitration, Agrees To A Two-Year Deal

added 10:47am,

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche announced today that the team has signed forward Ryan O’Reilly to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 season, avoiding arbitration.

"We are pleased to have Ryan under contract," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. "We are looking at the upcoming training camp and season with a lot of excitement."

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Fed Up In Denver

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

I’m getting more and more of these kinds of emails, just so Avalanche management knows:

Adrian:
I am a beyond huge Avs fan, and enjoy your articles on the team. This ongoing war (and sadly, mostly to the Avs fault that it is now a war) between O’Reilly and the team is sickening me, mostly because it was avoidable. Like you mentioned, the Avs could have taken care of this during the season, as they also could have done with Statsny, by signing him then.

There are two kinds of owners in professional sports: Those who are out to make a profit at all costs, or those who are trying to win a championship. Sadly, we clearly know which camp the Kroenke family is in. I can see owners who do not have deep pockets trying to save money because they do not have a lot to spend in the first place (i.e. Kansas City Royals, Buffalo Bills, etc.), but the Kroenke family has untold billions of dollars. Yet, they have this ridiculous cost-containment policy towards the Avs, and this will all but guarantee that they will not be winning a Stanley Cup anytime soon.

continued which includes a note from another fan with the opposite view...

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Afternoon Line

Maybe there is still time to patch up the relationship between O’Reilly and his current employers. And to be sure, Colorado still has enough elite talent in its system to survive the loss of O’Reilly if it happens. However, in a league where the reputation of how a team treats players does matter, the Avalanche are doing themselves more harm than good by picking a fight with a youngster who’s delivered on everything that’s been asked of him.

There are positives to drawing lines in the sand as Colorado is doing with O’Reilly. But that line might also represent the limits of how far the Avalanche can progress by repeatedly testing the loyalty of their best young players.

-Adam Proteau of The Hockey News where you can read more on this topic...

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Ryan O’Reilly Asking For $6.75M In Arbitration

Arbitration hearing is this Wednesday.

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Colorado Avalanche/Ryan O’Reilly Preparing For Arbitration

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Wednesday in some office room in Toronto, the Avalanche will face off against Ryan O’Reilly, pun intended.

It really does look like they are going to arbitration, folks. No last-minute settlement – as often happens between player and team right before an arbitration date – is likely. Both sides in this matter don’t like it when I say there is “bad blood” between the two sides, that this is all just business and nothing more.

But I wasn’t born yesterday. If they don’t like “bad blood”, how about “perceived differences in value that has gotten a bit personal.”

The Avs didn’t like it when I wrote in the middle of last season that, hey, why not get something done with Ryan O’Reilly long-term right now, why risk going into the summer without a new deal between them and O’Reilly and potentially have things go sideways like they did before and during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season? The Avs told me that things were good between them and O’Reilly, and that they had peacefully agreed to postpone serious talks until the summer — and gave me the indication that it would be a foregone conclusion that a new, long-term deal would happen.

Silly, gullible me. Because, here we are on July 18, with no long-term contract between Ryan O’Reilly and the Avalanche. 

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Ryan O’Reilly Contract Talks Go South

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

Negotiations toward a new, long-term contract between the Avalanche and left wing Ryan O'Reilly proved fruitless, so the parties are headed to arbitration on July 23, an NHL source said.

While the Avs and O'Reilly could still avoid arbitration by agreeing to a deal before that, such a prospect appears unlikely.

What it means is this: O'Reilly will have the terms of his next contract dictated by an arbitrator, who will present the 23-year-old forward with the choice of either a one-year or two-year binding contract, and O'Reilly will have to decide one or the other.

O'Reilly's base salary of $6.5 million last season means that the arbitrator cannot award him anything less than 85 percent of that figure, which guarantees O'Reilly at least a $5.525 million salary with the Avs for 2014-15.

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Ryan O’Reilly And Patrick Roy On Contract Negotiations

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

"I think it's obviously an unfortunate piece for both sides. It's not something I wanted to go through, but all in all I'm here at the awards trying to have a good time," O'Reilly said. "I've just got to leave the business for the business (people). It'll be interesting to see what happens. All I can do, myself, is focus on myself and training for next year and let my agent take care of that. When it comes time to make decisions, we'll make them. I'm just trying to stay even keel.

All my trust is in my agent (Pat Morris). He's done amazing things for me and will continue to do that. Obviously, I want to be in Colorado. I love it there. With both those things, something can get worked out."
Roy said he is not too concerned about a potential impasse with O'Reilly.

"I'll tell you why: Joe and I were players, and we also had to be businessmen. At this time of the year, it's no different for other teams. It's an unpleasant time. It's a negotiation, and Ryan has to do what he thinks is the best," Roy said. "Obviously, as a team, you always wish players are buying in to your structure, buying into your plan, and Joe is doing a super job. He's the one dealing with the contracts. From a coaching perspective, I don't see it as a problem."

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The Latest On Paul Stastny And Ryan O’Reilly

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

The Avalanche wants Paul Stastny and Ryan O'Reilly to be part of the team for several years to come, but only if they agree to fit in with the team's salary structure.

That was the main message to come out of a news conference Thursday at the Pepsi Center in which team executives Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy laid out their vision of the near-term future.

Sakic, the executive vice president of hockey operations, said negotiations toward new contracts for two of their top forwards will continue as the days tick down to the July 1 start of NHL free agency — but could not guarantee either will be signed to new long-term deals.

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Agent Pat Morris On Two Of His Clients, Brad Richards And Ryan O’Reilly

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet,

A lot of people expect the New York Rangers to buy out Brad Richards, but the most emotionally invested part of Pat Morris still isn’t convinced it will happen.

Morris, the Newport Sports Management agent who represents Richards, joined the Hockey Central at Noon panel Tuesday to discuss his client’s much-talked about future. He said nothing has been settled in his talks with New York GM Glen Sather but wouldn’t rule out a return to Broadway for Richards.

“Maybe that’s my heart rather than my head [talking],” said Morris, “but with the commentary from Glen Sather, he was pretty positive about Brad’s role, especially after [former captain Ryan] Callahan left.”...

Another of Morris’s clients, Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly, has also been in the headlines lately.

It’s a situation worth keeping an eye on, both because of what’s already happened and what may occur in the not-too-distant future....

Morris said O’Reilly, 23, wasn’t entirely unprepared for this development, but it certainly sounds like he and his client hoped they could avoid going down this path.

“We’re now preparing for an arbitration case we didn’t think we’d have to tend to,” he said.

more on each of the players...

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It’s Arbitration Season

from TSN,

The Colorado Avalanche have elected to take centre Ryan O'Reilly to salary arbitration.

The club had until 5pm et on Sunday to file and has decided to bring the case before a mediator.

O'Reilly made $6.5 million last season in the second year of a back-end-loaded contract.

The deal arose out of an offer sheet O'Reilly signed with the Calgary Flames prior to the lockout-shortened 2012-13 NHL season. The Avalanche decided to match the offer instead of losing O'Reilly's services and as such must now make him a qualifying offer of $6.5 million to retain his rights.

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via TSN,

The Winnipeg Jets filed club-elected salary arbitration on restricted free agent Michael Frolik on Sunday.

The club made the decision before the 5pm et deadline on Sunday and decided to go to a mediator.

In his first year with the Jets last season, Frolik scored 15 goals and added 27 assists for 42 points in 81 games.

According to capgeek.com, Frolik made $1.9 million last season with a cap hit of $2.3 million.

If you don't follow CapGeek on Twitter, now would be a good time to do so.

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What’s Going On With Ryan O’Reilly In Colorado?

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

Lots of talk within NHL circles that COL has or will file "club-elected salary arbitration" on Ryan O'Reilly. If so, it will make waves.

O'Reilly is set to become a restricted free agent. If COL wants to retain his rights, they must give him qualifying offer of $6.5M.

Or they could negotiate a long-term deal. Or take him to club-elected arbitration. Latter is not unprecedented but it is highly unusual.

If arbitrator awarded O'Reilly less than the $6.5M he made this past season, the question is: how do you think O'Reilly would react to it?

check more of the recent tweets from Bob McKenzie...

added 6:10pm,

 

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The Latest On Ryan O’Reilly And The Avalanche

from Adrain Dater of All Things Avs,

Here’s the deal with O’Reilly and the Avs: no, they don’t have agreement on a long-term deal right now. The parties, in fact, haven’t talked since the summer when they tried to work something out but couldn’t. But they will talk again after the season is over, and things actually are good right now between the Avs and O’Reilly. There is reasonable optimism he’ll get a new deal this summer and continue his career with the Avs.

Sometimes I have to keep reminding myself that this is the new Avs, not the old Avs. Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy do do things differently than the old regime, but sometimes I’m still caught up in the past.

Is there a chance things still don’t work out with O’Reilly and somehow he’s gone this summer? I guess, but after talking with people tonight, I don’t think so.

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Video- Ryan O’Reilly Out Next Game After Injuring Shoulder During A Goal Celebration

via Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Ryan O’Reilly might miss Thursday’s game against Ottawa because of a bizarre shoulder injury he suffered in celebrating a goal Tuesday night.

O’Reilly hurt his left shoulder while celebrating the Avs’ third goal, by Paul Stastny. Essentially, he got it jammed while extending his left arm into the group hug. The Avs say he is day-to-day, so we’ll see tomorrow if he plays or not against Ottawa

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Video- Ryan O’Reilly With The Shorthanded, OT, Spin-o-rama Goal

from Mike Chambers of All Things Avs,

I will soon take a picture of Ryan O’Reilly’s stick and post in this blog. Long story short: his specially made twigs have a hook at the toe, creating a gutter-like affect that helps him make spin-move shots. That’s partly why he was able to score his sensational OT goal tonight against the Los Angeles Kings to complete a 4-3 come-from-behind preseason win at the Pepsi Center. While on the PK in a 4-on-3 shorthanded situation, O’Reilly blocked a shot from the point (or was it defenseman Nick Holden, who was credited with an assist?) and, instead of just dumping the puck down the ice, he saw that the Kings’ point player — Slava Voynov — was tired and probably didn’t want to defend.

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Duchene And O’Reilly Remain Friends

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

There has been a lot of speculation that Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly might have a problem with each other. That maybe there is a rift between the young centers, and speculation on what that rift might do to the Avalanche's locker-room atmosphere.

So Friday morning after the Avs skated at the Pepsi Center, I bluntly asked Duchene and O'Reilly: "Is there a problem between you two?"

"No," Duchene said. "We're still buddies, we're teammates and we both want to win together."

Said O'Reilly: "We're still friends. I don't know where some of that stuff got started."

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Avalanche Match Offer Sheet For Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced tonight that the team has matched the Calgary Flames’ offer sheet for forward Ryan O’Reilly.

added 11:21pm,

Avs GM and Exec. VP Greg Sherman discusses the signing below...

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Disaster In Denver?

from Mike Chambers of All Things Avs,

O’Reilly signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Flames, including a $2.5 million bonus that will kick in next week if the Avs don’t match the deal and keep the 22-year-old. O’Reilly will make approximately $2.9 million this season, in less than 29 games (18 of 48 games are in the books), and $6.5 million next season.

Will the Avs match? My early response is no. They could have had Factor for much less, and paying him a $2.5 million signing bonus for holding out will be too much pride to swallow for this executive staff. If they don’t match, they will be compensated with first- and third-round draft picks. And I suspect they will turn this PR nightmare into another “we’re building through the draft” move, and basically ignore that Factor is in his early prime and draft picks don’t typically produce for 2-4 years. Also, if the Avs do match, what do you think the guys in the room are going to think about the $10 million man, after sloshing through the first 18 games in great need of their young star? And next year, Matt Duchene is making $3.5M and Factor is at $6.5M, after which both are RFA’s again. Then what? Don’t think it will happen.

A handful of others who I respect in this business think otherwise. They think the Avs will match and swallow their pride in a situation that turned into an organizational disaster.

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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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Brian O’Reilly On His Son Ryan

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Brian O’Reilly, the father of unsigned Avs center Ryan O’Reilly, sent an email to me today. It was his response to someone who was presumably an Avs fan and wanted to know more about Ryan’s situation, and to give best wishes toward him.

He gave me permission to reprint that response here. Brian is a life coach, running his own business called Human Potential Plus. It has been lightly touched up for a couple minor spelling and punctuation things, but reads as follows:

“Thank you for your kind words. This is not about money and never has been. As you know you don’t build team based on dollars. If you did then the people with the most expensive players would be our champion . You build a team on its character. Ryan is not a superstar based on skill but character. I know this for a fact the players he was yesterday will not be the player he was tomorrow he will continue to grow learn and thrive.

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A Mess In Denver

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,

Part of the Avalanche turmoil, of course, is fourth-year center Ryan O'Reilly's continued unsigned status as a restricted free agent. The Avalanche continues to have severe penalty-killing problems, and the franchise hasn't been able to come to terms with one of the top young defensive-oriented centers in the NHL — one who pitched in enough at the offensive end to lead punchless Colorado in points a season ago?

I'll keep typing and saying this until my fingers hurt and my voice gets hoarse: Pox on both houses for not negotiating professionally and reaching a compromise. Those who want to reduce this to "the Avs and/or the Kroenke ownership are cheap" are missing the bigger issue: This is about a wait-your-turn and slotting protocol. Get paid fairly, even lucratively, through the process ... and then the cash register rings even louder when you're about to reach, or reach, unrestricted free agency.

The Avs believe in that concept, as championed by president Pierre Lacroix, the former agent. With Francois Giguere as general manager, they stepped away from it in prematurely signing Paul Stastny to a five-year, $33 million extension ... and learned from it. No team paying David Jones and P.A. Parenteau each $16 million over four years is "cheap." But on the verge of unrestricted status, Jones re-signed with the Avs, and Parenteau was a UFA when he left the Islanders to come to Colorado last summer.

The contrast between O'Reilly and Matt Duchene — the No. 33 and No. 3 overall picks in the 2009 draft who last summer were coming off their three-year, entry-level contracts — is even more interesting now than it was when the season opened.

read on, including quotes from Duchene, plus even more at All Things Avs...

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Pressure Will Be On Ryan O’Reilly

from Scott Cullen of TSN,

Wherever he ends up, O'Reilly will face a certain amount of pressure.

The first consideration is that he still needs to sign a contract. The team acquiring him will have to be aware of what kind of deal he's expecting, in the neighbourhood of $5-million per season, and be prepared to get that kind of deal done.

At that price, O'Reilly will need to produce offensively, but he can't do it at the expense of the defensive value that has set him apart in his first three NHL seasons. It's that defensive value, combined with offensive production, that warrants Ryan O'Reilly being treated like a number one centre.

Whenever he does hit the ice, O'Reilly had better be prepared to perform like a top centre because the longer his contract dispute rages, the more expectations will rise.

more including a look at some teams who could use O'Reilly

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Report- What The Avalanche Want For Ryan O’Reilly

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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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Refusing To Pay Ryan O’Reilly

from Mark Chambers of the Denver Post,

Coach Joe Sacco said he doesn't have time to wait for players to find their game, yet the organization is unwilling to devote just more than one-quarter of its available $18 million of salary cap space to give restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly a chance to play his game.

Mark Guy, O'Reilly's agent, sent a text Saturday night saying, "We have not had any contact with the Avs in over a week."

Not working out a deal with O'Reilly, last season's leading scorer and best defensive forward, at the early stages of this already injury-plagued and sprint-of-a-season suggests owner Kroenke Sports Enterprises doesn't recognize that it's already in a playoff hunt, or more likely, that its hockey-specific executives have their hands tied.

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Will Ryan O’Reilly Sign Now?

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

In the wake of Monday night’s P.K. Subban deal, the 21-year-old restricted free agent and erstwhile KHL star is now the last remaining big-name player without a contract for this season.

O’Reilly led the Avalanche in scoring last season — albeit with just 55 points – -and brings a package of heart and skill that the franchise wants to rebuild around. After making $900,000 on the last year of his entry-level deal, according to capgeek.com, all agree that he is due a hefty raise.

And he’ll get one.

But if he held out any hope of swinging $5 million a year from the Avs, well, that grandiose dream died Monday night under the pitiless boot heel of Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin.

If we’ve learned anything during the last couple weeks from the signings of RFAs like Subban and Michael Del Zotto, it’s that a certain sense of order has been restored in the wake of the new CBA. 

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The Latest On The Unsigned RFAs

 

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Will Ryan O’Reilly Stay In Russia?

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

The Colorado Avalanche will have more difficulty luring back restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly from Russia than the Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars will have in locking up their unsigned youngsters, P.K. Subban and Jamie Benn, respectively.

Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the KHL team that O'Reilly plays for, is paying the 21-year-old forward a prorated $4-million US to play in Russia this year.

It is also believed that Metallurg Magnitogorsk is willing to increase O'Reilly's contract if he agrees to stay in Russia. Negotiations between O'Reilly's agent Mark Guy and the Avalanche have yet to produce a new deal for native of Varna, Ont. (near Stratford). The two sides are believed to be far apart.

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O’Reilly & Fehr Have Injuries

via Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Ryan O’Reilly does not have any head or neck injuries. That’s the extremely good news, after his frightening collision into the boards last night in Minnesota.

But there is an injury, possibly a season-ending one, to his left shoulder. Let me caution that no official prognosis has been made by the team, and likely won’t happen for the next day or two.

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,

Eric Fehr suffered a right shoulder injury when he collided with David Steckel in the neutral zone during Washington’s 4-2 loss to Vancouver Friday night and Coach Bruce Boudreau said that the right wing will be out 3-4 weeks. Fehr had his right arm in a sling on Saturday at KCI.

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O’Reilly Taken Off On A Stretcher

added 9:48pm, video of the incident below…

update 9:32pm, Good news! via Michael Russo tweet,

Confirmed, O’Reilly able to move extremities, taken to Regions for precautionary reasons

via Michael Russo tweets (newest to oldest),

Sheldon Burns now out there, All three #mnwild doctors out now with O’Reilly half a minute ago via TweetDeck

Paramedics now coming out (O’Reilly) 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Wild doctors Dan Peterson and Joel Boyd out now to aid O’Reilly. Not good 3 minutes ago via TweetDeck

O’Reilly injured. Went head first into boards awkwardly. Can’t tell if he tripped over Cullen’s stick 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

added 9:18pm, via Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Say your prayers, folks, for Ryan O’Reilly. The Avalanche center crashed into the boards a few minutes ago, his head and neck going awkwardly into the boards after trying to play a puck against Minnesota’s Matt Cullen on a Wild power play.

He is being wheeled off on a stretcher, his body immobilized. He did not move any limbs or give any thumbs up or anything as he was being carried off.

Let’s just hope for the best. More details as they emerge.

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