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[Rumour] Ryan O'Reilly still in Russia, available soon?

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The only way I can see Gillis acquiring O'Reilly is via offersheet. And possibly letting O'Reilly know that he has interest in bringing his brother in (a la Sweatt & Westerholm cases) when there's an opportunity.

Bringing in O'Reilly at 5.25 million a year, then moving Raymond + Ballard for cap space. Ballard to Barker/K-Con/Alberts/Vandermeer on the bottom pairing is a drop off, but O'Reilly would help the defensive game quite a bit. And a 4.2 million dollar 5th defenseman is kind of a bad use of cap space in itself.

The problem I see is he'd be making more than Kesler.. would that create some kind of locker room drama? Is 5.25 million too much for a 3rd line center? Would Kesler become the 3rd line center?

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Ryan O'Reilly is a wet dream of a 3rd line centre. A few years ago we were paying Manny Malhotra and Mason Raymond a combined $5.05m under a $59.3m salary cap.

I'd absolutely love having him here. Perfect fit with Malhotra's contract expiring.

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The only way I can see Gillis acquiring O'Reilly is via offersheet. And possibly letting O'Reilly know that he has interest in bringing his brother in (a la Sweatt & Westerholm cases) when there's an opportunity.

Bringing in O'Reilly at 5.25 million a year, then moving Raymond + Ballard for cap space. Ballard to Barker/K-Con/Alberts/Vandermeer on the bottom pairing is a drop off, but O'Reilly would help the defensive game quite a bit. And a 4.2 million dollar 5th defenseman is kind of a bad use of cap space in itself.

The problem I see is he'd be making more than Kesler.. would that create some kind of locker room drama? Is 5.25 million too much for a 3rd line center? Would Kesler become the 3rd line center?

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Would O'Reilly sign with a team where he'd be 3rd line center though?

He was 1st on the Avs in points last year, remember? He's probably looking to be a top-6 player...

Booth - O'Reilly - Kesler

Higgins - Lapierre - Hansen/Kassian

Is still a killer top-6 though and there would be lots of flexibility when it came to line-ups

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For those saying that we could or should get him, you guys are truly wrong. Would it be nice to have him and have 4 awesome centers, Sedin, Kesler, OReilly, Lapierre. YES it would be absolutely awesome! But if he comes here it'll be like a Cody Hodgson situation. O'Reilly is a 2nd line center for sure even 1st on some teams. If he comes to VAN, he will be 3rd line center at best when Kesler returns. I would think he would know that and would not come here because of this.

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The only way I can see Gillis acquiring O'Reilly is via offersheet. And possibly letting O'Reilly know that he has interest in bringing his brother in (a la Sweatt & Westerholm cases) when there's an opportunity.

Bringing in O'Reilly at 5.25 million a year, then moving Raymond + Ballard for cap space. Ballard to Barker/K-Con/Alberts/Vandermeer on the bottom pairing is a drop off, but O'Reilly would help the defensive game quite a bit. And a 4.2 million dollar 5th defenseman is kind of a bad use of cap space in itself.

The problem I see is he'd be making more than Kesler.. would that create some kind of locker room drama? Is 5.25 million too much for a 3rd line center? Would Kesler become the 3rd line center?

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The only way I can see Gillis acquiring O'Reilly is via offersheet. And possibly letting O'Reilly know that he has interest in bringing his brother in (a la Sweatt & Westerholm cases) when there's an opportunity.

Bringing in O'Reilly at 5.25 million a year, then moving Raymond + Ballard for cap space. Ballard to Barker/K-Con/Alberts/Vandermeer on the bottom pairing is a drop off, but O'Reilly would help the defensive game quite a bit. And a 4.2 million dollar 5th defenseman is kind of a bad use of cap space in itself.

The problem I see is he'd be making more than Kesler.. would that create some kind of locker room drama? Is 5.25 million too much for a 3rd line center? Would Kesler become the 3rd line center?

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Just to make it clear, $5m is crazy talk. He's had ONE good year, not three back to back to back 20g 60-75pt seasons like Kesler had.

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For those saying that we could or should get him, you guys are truly wrong. Would it be nice to have him and have 4 awesome centers, Sedin, Kesler, OReilly, Lapierre. YES it would be absolutely awesome! But if he comes here it'll be like a Cody Hodgson situation. O'Reilly is a 2nd line center for sure even 1st on some teams. If he comes to VAN, he will be 3rd line center at best when Kesler returns. I would think he would know that and would not come here because of this.

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Avs won't trade him. If they do it won't be to VAN. They would want young high end prospect + solid roster player in return. We don't have what it would take as we are short on high end prospects our selves.

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What if Gillis could land the right prospect that Colorado would want in a separate Luongo deal?

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Avs won't trade him. If they do it won't be to VAN. They would want young high end prospect + solid roster player in return. We don't have what it would take as we are short on high end prospects our selves.

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Come be the #1 in Calgary!!!

Looking at Colorado's depth chart they need another D to play with Johnson or another top 6 forward

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never say never :D

They are thin on the blueline, i think given the opporuinity, Ballard is a top 4 on their defence.

I dont know if Gaunce count as a high end prospect but does something like Gaunce + Ballard + Malhotra for his rights seem fair?

Then offer him 5 years 20m.

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Raymond - Kesler - Booth

Higgins - O'Reilly - Hansen

Weise - Lappiere - Kassian

Hamhuis - Bieksa

Edler - Garrison

Barker - Tanev

Preety solid lineup.

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Come be the #1 in Calgary!!!

Looking at Colorado's depth chart they need another D to play with Johnson or another top 6 forward

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O'Reilly seems to be asking too much,

and doubt Colorado will trade him within the division,

and I wish we could get him still :P

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I wonder if DeNiro wouldn't want this guy because he's still in Russia? Heck, even longer than Kulikov was!!

O'Reilly had a huge improvement offensively last year, and has 4 goals/6 points in 7 KHL games so far this year. Which tells me he could be a 60-65 point center with huge defensive capabilties not unlike Kesler.. not to mention O'Reilly is strong on his feet and hard to knock off the puck.

I agree with D-Money, the Canucks likely don't have the expendable assets for the Avs, I would think they'd be looking for a defenseman or maybe a replacement center (Statsny - Duchene - ______ - Mitchell). If they ARE looking for a defenseman, MAYBE Tanev could be part of the deal, but how much value does he really hold in comparison?

Tanev, _________ + a 1st for O'Reilly?

But, I think a center is more prudent. If you look at the Avs after game 1 they basically only had 2 guys taking draws..RO took more faceoffs in general that any other player on their team last year.

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