Saturday, March 2, 2013

Avalanche Match Flames Offer Sheet to Ryan O'Reilly

Colorado doing the Calgary Flames a huge favour with this move here. If they hadn't matched the 2 years/$10 million offer sheet, the Flames would have been forced to forfeit their 1st and 3rd round picks in the 2013 NHL Draft and they wouldn't have even been guaranteed to keep O'Reilly. Ryan would've hit waivers and could have easily been claimed by another team. Shows you how much Colorado values this prospect considering they passed up the chance to completely cripple a division rival for the next few years.