(Monday Mashup) Keeping an Eye on Colorado

1027
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.

Monday Links:

  • 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,

  • Great Dane

    If we are really lucky we might we able to send Clarkson to Edmonton as well. ROFL

  • wendelsway1

    So the Dion rumours are picking up again….glad I was internet free this past weekend…lol     Just who is going to play Dion’s minutes if traded?

  • MaxwellHowe

    And teach them all how to be top 4 dmen?
    Sorry, extra crusty today, bad cold and my child had me up at 430am. 
    But I would love for the Leafs to get Yakupov so he could drive Randy into early retirement

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb Worth keeping an eye on for sure but I  have a feeling the move to file for arb was a precautionary measure . Deadline was yesterday 5;00 pm and they didn’t want to have to qualify him at 6.5 mil.

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    Phaneuf would be awesome in Colorado and should be exactly what the team needs. That being said the leafs will take a huge blow losing phaneuf but getting a young solid two way 1C would be worth it. We’ve got defensemen coming up in the system but no C

  • Great Dane

    MaxwellHowe  Did think of that – what a bonus from that trade

  • TuckerForPunishment

    wendelsway1 Kostka is a UFA this summer. 😉

  • Burtonboy

    wendelsway1 Dion is not getting traded unless they have decided to blow it all up and start over .

  • Cameron19

    wendelsway1 Apparently Dan Boyle will go from bottom pairing on the Sharks to 25 minutes a night in the most difficult market in the sport. No worries though, he’ll have Gunnarsson for support.

  • wendelsway1

    Burtonboy wendelsway1 Yep….it ain’t happening, IMO

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb Oh sure I agree, however, I can see trouble on this one with Col, pushing for a Long term bath on ROR, trying to save Cap, sooner or later like Pit, they will have to much cap tied up in 4 players lol

    If there is ever a time to strike on a Center, its now

  • wendelsway1

    Cameron19 wendelsway1 Thanks Cam….knew I could count on you for clarification…..so you’re telling me we’re good?….LOL  :)

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 wendelsway1 Hearing he’s interested in Pitt . Its standard operating procedure for all UFA’s to connect themselves  to Toronto just to get the’re visibility up in the media

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Burtonboy Cameron19 wendelsway1 Pullin’ the Kris Letang

  • Burtonboy

    Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy Cameron19 wendelsway1 Yep and Brad Richards and so on and so on

  • wendelsway1

    Kinda surprised that there was no Leafs news over the weekend……really thought they would have announced a signing…..or something

  • TuckerForPunishment

    wendelsway1 There was.   New fucking hats.

  • BigTO

    Burtonboy Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 wendelsway1
    If Dreger is to be believed the Leafs have some interest in the guy, though.

  • Burtonboy

    wendelsway1 I didn’t expect anything . Nonis said last week they have organizational meetings this week to make decisions on a variety of things . Might hear something after that is over

  • wendelsway1

    Burtonboy wendelsway1 Okay then….must have missed that…so another week of media speculation…..whoopee!!

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Dewy Keon Hogturd That’s ignoring the sheer difficulty of them, though. http://www.extraskater.com/players/qual-comp

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Dewy Keon Hogturd None of those guys can shut down the top players in the league the way Dion can.  Unfortunately he wore down and lost his confidence at the end of the season.

  • Cameron19

    Dewy Keon Hogturd Big difference between playing against Crosby and playing against Sutter.

  • Burtonboy

    @BigTO Burtonboy Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 wendelsway1 Dreger is the one saying Boyle has interest in the Leafs . Repeated that again this morning

  • Cameron19

    Dewy Keon Hogturd I think you think your facetious posts are a lot more obvious than they are.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Dewy Keon Hogturd I don’t know about any of that, I think we just sprung to make the obvious point about his minutes which, whether you like him or not, is crucial to understand when thinking about replacing him

  • Cameron19

    Dewy Keon Hogturd Pointing out quality of competition is not a comment designed to “support Phaneuf no matter what”. It’s simply a necessary observation. It’s not a refusal to see flaws, either. It’s just common sense.

  • Burtonboy

    Alec Brownscombe  Most folks around here  readily admitted Phaneuf was atrocious after the Olympic break .

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Burtonboy Alec Brownscombe But prior to the Olympics he was a force this season.  Played the best hockey of his career.

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Alec Brownscombe Yep, it’s just the reasons why which are debatable

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Burtonboy Alec Brownscombe Dropped off a cliff. Really disappointing, no two ways about it, but speaks just as much to the importance of his role.
    Phaneuf tanking + Bernier injury + worn out top line was the recipe for  18-wheeler 2.0

  • Burtonboy

    Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy Shanny hit the nail when he said misused and miscast

  • Cameron19

    Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy I think the solution moving forward is to put Gardiner with Phaneuf, and then Rielly and Gunnarsson on separate pairings. FInd them each a partner, and then all three pairings take turns shutting down the top lines. Phaneuf can still take the most, but he can’t take literally all of them every night all year.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Dewy Keon Hogturd If critical Phaneuf posts were deleted almost immediately all the time it wouldn’t be the subject of discussion 90% of the time

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Cameron19 Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy A guy like Fayne makes sense on paper, but I don’t know what happens when you take a defenceman out of NJ and plop him into T.O. 
    He played tough minutes, is right handed, has size.

  • Mind Bomb

    Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 Burtonboy Worked Great with Clarkson :)

  • TuckerForPunishment

    Alec Brownscombe Dewy Keon Hogturd I have seen the odd posts deleted after the fact.  Always wondered what was being deleted.

  • dlb Reggie

    if AVS had to choose one, i think they’d be signing RoR over Stastny
    and that’s all i got to say about that

  • Cameron19

    Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 Burtonboy I like Fayne or Greene on the bottom pairing with Rielly. Then just need a partner for Gunnarsson.

  • Cameron19

    Dewy Keon Hogturd Actually no. No other player faced anywhere near the same level of competition consistently. Most defenders who perform that role at least receive some sort of reprieve or occasional pass their duties off to another pair. Phaneuf’s minutes were literally off the chart compared to everyone else in his role.

    And no, I didn’t ignore anything. The only one disregarding information is you.