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O'Reilly done in Denver, exposing larger issue?

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08:57 AM ET 02.13 | Goodbye, Ryan O'Reilly? While the Avs were optimistic right after the lockout ended that they could sign O'Reilly and my sources said he would not be traded, things have changed and it appears a virtual certainty O'Reilly will be traded now. ... There are so many questions left to be answered/resolved with this story. Not to get all negative -- because I know how some get all sensitive to that -- but it really must be asked: do the Avs have a major problem with the way they do business with their players now? Look at all the good players who -- even after giving a lot to this team on and off the ice -- things end really badly and they are either traded or released, often to disastrous results. I give you, among others, Craig Anderson.

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February 13, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Note to Nieuwendyk - get that phone working.

February 13, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Everything you read about this franchise says it's a mess there...what the hell is going on with the AVs? They used to be a proud winning team...now it just seems like they go through the motions and that's it. Every franchise has had some hard times... **** up...rebuild .. if the management is bad..fire their ****...get some fire back in Denver

February 13, 2013  09:24 AM ET

They lose yet another decent piece of talent to the way the front office deals with their player management? People in Denver might start questioning the viability of ownership were this to continue.

February 13, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Everything you read about this franchise says it's a mess there...what the hell is going on with the AVs? They used to be a proud winning team...now it just seems like they go through the motions and that's it. Every franchise has had some hard times... **** up...rebuild .. if the management is bad..fire their ****...get some fire back in Denver

Have heard the management/ownership is questionable but in their defense you cannot exactly snap your fingers and replace the likes of Roy, Foresberg, Sakic, Hejduk, etc...

February 13, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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Note to Nieuwendyk - get that phone working.

There are a few teams out there (including the Wings and the Oilers) interested in his services. He won't be out of work for long unless .... the Avs let him sit and cool his heels.

February 13, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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Have heard the management/ownership is questionable but in their defense you cannot exactly snap your fingers and replace the likes of Roy, Foresberg, Sakic, Hejduk, etc...

Oh I forgot Foote...and I am sure more this is just a start

February 13, 2013  09:47 AM ET

"...things end really badly and they are either traded or released, often to disastrous results. I give you, among others, Craig Anderson."

The Sens are eternally grateful!

February 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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They lose yet another decent piece of talent to the way the front office deals with their player management? People in Denver might start questioning the viability of ownership were this to continue.

They're cutting their noses to spite their faces. Dumb.

February 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Montreal beckons.

February 13, 2013  10:01 AM ET

How can they trade away a great two-way player who is still years away from his prime? They will never get full value in the trade because he hasn't put up any huge numbers, yet. If I'm a GM I wouldn't be afraid to pull the trigger for this kid.

February 13, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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"...things end really badly and they are either traded or released, often to disastrous results. I give you, among others, Craig Anderson."

The Sens are eternally grateful!

NHL leader.

February 13, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Everything you read about this franchise says it's a mess there...what the hell is going on with the AVs? They used to be a proud winning team...now it just seems like they go through the motions and that's it. Every franchise has had some hard times... **** up...rebuild .. if the management is bad..fire their ****...get some fire back in Denver

Ownership will not allow the spending required to get over.

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February 13, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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If MTL didn't wanna pay up for PK what makes you think they will for O'Reilly?

They need a center.

How about PK Chelios eh? 6 points in 6 games? Money well spent.


And break up the Leafs!!

February 13, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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Ownership will not allow the spending required to get over.

The Nordiques part deux?

February 13, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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And break up the Leafs!!

A bumper sticker not often seen! :-)

February 13, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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A bumper sticker not often seen! :-)

Somewhere in the NHL section (I think in the Power Rankings) the guy calls Randy Carlyle "Kitty".

I like it.

Younger folks won't get it though.

February 13, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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Somewhere in the NHL section (I think in the Power Rankings) the guy calls Randy Carlyle "Kitty".I like it.Younger folks won't get it though.

LOL. I got it. Thanks.

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