(Monday Mashup) Keeping an Eye on Colorado

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 19: Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the Colorado Avalanche checks out the ice prior to facing the Minnesota Wild in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Avalanche filed for club-elected arbitration ahead of yesterday’s 5 p.m. deadline rather than qualifying 23-year-old RFA center Ryan O’Reilly at a $6.5 million price tag.

O’Reilly is not going to want to take a pay cut from his $6.5 million salary last season during this negotiation (which is still ongoing, arb-file aside). O’Reilly and his agent are able to play a pretty hard line here, as even an unfavorable arbitration ruling gives him the option of bridging himself into UFA in two year’s time.

There is a period between July 1 and July 5 wherein O’Reilly is open to another offer sheet if a contract isn’t settled.

Meanwhile, Paul Stastny remains unsigned 15 days before UFA opens.

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  • TuckerForPunishment

    Does he need to clear waivers if someone offer sheets him?

  • Mind Bomb

    There is a Center here for us, If Shanonis has the Ballz to go for it :) 

    Duschene, Stats, mackinnon, RoR 

    Get one Nonis , idiot !

  • Great Dane

    TuckerForPunishment  Not possible to offer sheet ROR when club has filed for arbitration.

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Great Dane TuckerForPunishment Yes it is.  There is a window.  Let me look it up.

  • Burtonboy

    Great Dane TuckerForPunishment Changed in this CBA according to MacKenzie ..Apparently it is allowed

  • Archie Vanlanda

    TuckerForPunishment Great Dane July 1st to July 5th I think BoB said.

  • Great Dane

    Regarding sending Phaneuf to the Oilers could make sense as posted in the Powerplay blog. But I would make them pay:
    Phaneuf + Franson for 3rd overall + Yakopov + Perron.
    Then try and get both Stastny and ROR from Colorado.

  • Great Dane

    Burtonboy Great Dane TuckerForPunishment  Oh that is new

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Burtonboy Great Dane TuckerForPunishment Will he have to clear waivers?  (Not saying we need to OS him)

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Great Dane TuckerForPunishment There is your Bolland money right there,