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#41 gurnsy200

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

interesting... so they always leave loopholes on purpose, or....?

 

I think it's just for this seasons case.  A lot of player were already playing in Europe due to the lockout so maybe that's why they made it for clubs owning the RFA's rights?  My guess anyways.  



#42 StormJH1

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

Colorado matching was the best-case scenario for the Flames, and it's still worse than not making the offer at all as they've now given a division rival one of their best players back. And people here complain about Kenny...

 

Yeah, that was the same argument against signing Weber to an offer sheet - the difference is that Weber was going to sign somewhere whether he was "prodded" to or not.  Calgary's offer sheet only had two reasonable outcomes, one of them neutral/marginally bad (Colorado matches and O'Reilly is back with them earlier than he would have been otherwise), one of them horribly bad (Calgary surrenders a 1st and a 3rd for a player they would certainly lose on waivers).

 

“Prior to tendering the offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly we, as a hockey operations department, examined whether there were any impediments to our successfully securing the services of the player including, but not limited to, his having played in the KHL after the start of the current NHL season.

 

Our interpretation of the Article 13 transition rules governing restricted free agents (“RFA”),  and the applicability of Article 13.23 under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement to such RFA’s was, and continues to be, different than the NHL’s current interpretation as articulated to us this morning. Moreover, throughout our discussions, the player’s representative shared our interpretation and position with respect to the non-applicability of Article 13.23.

 

While we were prepared to advance our position with the NHL, in light of Colorado’s having matched the offer sheet it is now an academic point. As such, we will have no further comment on the matter, the player, or the offer sheet process.”

Jay Feaster
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Edited by StormJH1, 01 March 2013 - 04:06 PM.


#43 e_prime

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

http://video.tsn.ca/...402#main/latest

 

Nice analysis.  Tend to agree that it could have been an even bigger mess with appeals and whatnot.

 

Mike Johnson at 1:37-2:33 sums up the blunder very nicely.

Would be surprised if Feaster keeps his job.

 

I'm very much interested in seeing who else made an offer sheet to O'Reilly.

Not that that info. will ever be made public.


Edited by e_prime, 01 March 2013 - 06:56 PM.

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(AtomicPunk @ February 4, 2010 - 12:16AM)

Imma let you finish, and your cap numbers are all good and all that, but imma let Kenny figure it out. Kenny's cap numbers were the best cap numbers this year.

#44 Johnz96

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

2 stupid clubs.
The Flames would have had to give up a first (probably a top 5 pick) and a 3rd.

O'Reilly isn't worth that kind of money. Last year was the only year, he has ever shown potential to produce. Even in jr. he has never managed a point per game in any season.



#45 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

I like what O'Reilly brings to the table, but he's worth nowhere near $5 mil/year. Greedy prick.

Whose spot will he take when he returns?
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#46 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

Feaster looked pretty bad there. 


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

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#48 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

Feaster is a moron.







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