Breaking - Flames FInally Offer Sheet O'Reilly

Kent Wilson
February 28 2013 03:56PM

 

 

According to Darren Dreger on twitter.

We've covered why this is a good idea here.

More as this develops.

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#1 jeremywilhelm
February 28 2013, 03:57PM
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I just pooped.

edit: hollllyyyyyyyy ffffffffkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk - ed.

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#3 schevvy
February 28 2013, 03:58PM
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YES!!!

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#4 kittensandcookies
February 28 2013, 03:59PM
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Holy carp.

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#5 schevvy
February 28 2013, 04:00PM
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This totally excuses the McGratten trade

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#6 mk
February 28 2013, 04:00PM
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I thought for sure this was a sarcastic humour piece. Is serious?!?

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#7 schevvy
February 28 2013, 04:01PM
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Omg I'm in shock

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#9 McRib
February 28 2013, 04:03PM
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No more first rounders anymore, Better make the Playoffs!!!

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#10 schevvy
February 28 2013, 04:04PM
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How long do the Avs have to match?

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#11 Derzie
February 28 2013, 04:05PM
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Nathan MacKinnon or Seth Jones to the Avalanche.

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#12 Fats
February 28 2013, 04:05PM
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If the Avs dont match what do we give up.... sounds like the way it was built it will be a 2nd and 3rd. Am I right?

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#14 Kurt
February 28 2013, 04:06PM
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What a S#$tshow. Are you serious?

So much for getting a lottery pick. Glad we can build our future core around a guy who is 1 year removed from 20pts. And at his best got 55pts.

Feaster is a total idiot. well, at least we know where the team stands. Going all in on 8th place. Cause you never know baby! Right Feaster.

I'm just praying Colorado matches.

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#16 mk
February 28 2013, 04:06PM
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What is the compensation paid for $5M AAV?

Edit: I see everyone got to that before I posted. Interesting...

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#17 Stunner
February 28 2013, 04:06PM
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@kentwilson

I was excited to when i first heard it on TSN radio until I heard two years. Avs will probably match and then trade him to someone else. They don't want him in the same division. Atleast we are trying to do something positive.

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#18 Monaertchi
February 28 2013, 04:07PM
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Avs will match, then trade him to Flames for McGratten.

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#19 NateBaldwin
February 28 2013, 04:08PM
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conspiracy! this is just to deflect on the mcgrattin signing.

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#20 schevvy
February 28 2013, 04:09PM
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Kurt wrote:

What a S#$tshow. Are you serious?

So much for getting a lottery pick. Glad we can build our future core around a guy who is 1 year removed from 20pts. And at his best got 55pts.

Feaster is a total idiot. well, at least we know where the team stands. Going all in on 8th place. Cause you never know baby! Right Feaster.

I'm just praying Colorado matches.

O'Reilly is 21!! He's not an old guy. Most likely better than most picks in the draft this year. And he's a centre.

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#21 McRib
February 28 2013, 04:10PM
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Derzie wrote:

Nathan MacKinnon or Seth Jones to the Avalanche.

Oh this could go horribly wrong!! Doubt the Avs match, they will just want to screw us out of the picks!!! We better make the playoffs now!!

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#22 backburner
February 28 2013, 04:10PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Apparently the offer is for 2 years with an average of $5M per. I don't know why they'd only limit it to 2 years given it increases the chances the Avs match, but...at least they're trying.

I'm glad they did... but I'm surprised at only two years! Avs will match...

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#23 Kurt
February 28 2013, 04:11PM
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26 pts 26 pts 55 pts (18 goals)

Only in Calgary does a couple of 20pt seasons followed by a 55pt one with only 18goals get you $5 million bucks.

And we laughed at the Oilers signing Hemsky for 5 million (a proven PPG player when healthy).

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#24 backburner
February 28 2013, 04:11PM
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Should have offered at least three years..

I'm sure any other team can do better..

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#25 McRib
February 28 2013, 04:12PM
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@schevvy

A lot of players peak at 21!!! Patrice Bergeron hasn't come close to his point totals at 21. This draft is loaded, all 30 first rounders have the potential to be stars!!! We better not give away a Top. 10 Draft Pick!!!

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#26 schevvy
February 28 2013, 04:12PM
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@Kurt

He's played 3 years for Christ sakes. Jeez

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#27 shutout
February 28 2013, 04:13PM
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Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun

As per @DarrenDreger, Flames sign Ryan O'Reilly to offer sheet, two years, $10 M. Key is Year 2 at $6.5 M; that's big QO in two years

Qualifying offer would need to be $6.8M in two years. That is a lot of money for a guy that is not a superstar center.

If the Avalanche match then they cant trade O'Reilly for one year if I understand correctly. Or is it they just cant trade him to the Flames for one year?

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#28 schevvy
February 28 2013, 04:13PM
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@McRib

Very, very few players peak at 21. I'm sure Kent will back me up on this

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#29 Scary Gary
February 28 2013, 04:14PM
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Kurt wrote:

26 pts 26 pts 55 pts (18 goals)

Only in Calgary does a couple of 20pt seasons followed by a 55pt one with only 18goals get you $5 million bucks.

And we laughed at the Oilers signing Hemsky for 5 million (a proven PPG player when healthy).

I'd take O'Reilly for two years at 5 mil over Hemsky anyday. He's had one season with over 50 games played since 08/09.

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#30 lionlager
February 28 2013, 04:14PM
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Wow, this is great. Interesting that it happens a few hours before the Avs play the Flames.

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#32 Primo
February 28 2013, 04:16PM
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Great move!!! My only concern is the limited term of 2 yrs. He could walk in 2 years and we lost 2 high drafts in a deep draft!

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#34 shutout
February 28 2013, 04:17PM
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Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie OK, here's everything you need to know about the CGY offer sheet on Ryan O'Reilly:

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie COL has 7 days to match the offer or accept compensation of CGY's 1st round pick and CGY's 3rd round pick.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie If COL matches the offer, COL cannot trade O'Reilly for one calendar year from day it matches the offer.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie Structure of deal designed to deter COL. That includes getting a $2.5M signing bonus now and a really low salary ($1M) rest of season.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie Kicker, tho, is $6.5M salary next season. Ignoring ROR's arb rights, COL would have to qualify him at $6.5M upon expiry of this deal.

Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger A very aggressive move by the Flames. However, other GM's suggest Colorado could have fetched more than a 1st and 3rd via trade.

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#35 Kurt
February 28 2013, 04:18PM
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schevvy wrote:

He's played 3 years for Christ sakes. Jeez

The bottom line is that this guy is no elite superstar to lead the team. They needed it. The only way as the draft, but the org clearly is hell bent on grinding it out with this useless core of crap. Don't get me wrong, he is a great player. But he isn't ELITE. This year was our chance to draft an elite player.

Correct me if I'm wrong but we won't have any picks in the first 3 rounds this year? What if the wheels fall off and we end up in the lottery. It'll be awesome to not even have our own pick.

#FAIL

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#36 lionlager
February 28 2013, 04:18PM
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Wait, a first and third? Wow.

I would guess this means Feaster will be determined to get a 1st back somehow then. I would guess that means Iggy is gone.

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#37 Fats
February 28 2013, 04:19PM
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GREAT MOVE!!! does more than his points say... but he 21 and only getting better.

I think the Avs match it but great move by Jay either way

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#38 Blob
February 28 2013, 04:19PM
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If they match, they can't trade him for a year. Do they want hanging around like an unhappy smell for 12 months?

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#40 Justin Azevedo
February 28 2013, 04:20PM
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@Kurt

no, he is. you're wrong. sorry.

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#41 Reidja
February 28 2013, 04:22PM
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Kent you are a genius.

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#42 MC Hockey
February 28 2013, 04:23PM
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Glad Flames are trying and will be interesting to see what happens...so does ROR have to wait the full 7 days to play for Flames (I assume yes)!

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#44 RexLibris
February 28 2013, 04:25PM
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I can at least back this move, even though I honestly believe that almost any time a player has signed an offer the sheet the smarter thing has been to take the compensation.

In O'Reilly's case I believe this to be true, but it does assertively address an organizational need.

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#45 Jonathan Happy
February 28 2013, 04:27PM
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What are the odds the AVs match??? Damn, this is exciting

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#46 SmellOfVictory
February 28 2013, 04:27PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

He's still RFA in two years.

That is a huge QO, though. Basically means you've got to get him re-signed prior to him hitting RFA status or you're paying a lot of money (more than he's likely worth at that point).

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#48 Q
February 28 2013, 04:30PM
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Wow! Daddy likely! I'm thinking jay and the avs gm are in on this together. This helps both teams as calgary needs a top centre and the avs recoup a first and a 3rd. Avs save face big time with the public and both are happy. Avs will match em though!

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#49 BurningSensation
February 28 2013, 04:31PM
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This is a brilliant move by Feaster and co.!

We either get a young, physical 2nd line center with offense, who can play hard minutes (our own Ryan Kesler!), or we kick a cash strapped rival in the teeth with an artfully constructed contract.

Love. This. Move.

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