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Ryan O’Reilly‘s contract negotiations with the Colorado Avalanche have come to an end, thanks to the Calgary Flames.
The Avs have matched the offer sheet that O’Reilly signed with the Flames, according to the team. That means the 22-year-old forward will make $10 million over this season and next, with $3.5 coming in 2013 and then $6.5 million in the 2013-14 season.
BREAKING: @Avalanche announced tonight that the team has matched the Calgary Flames’ offer sheet for forward Ryan O’Reilly. More to follow..— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 01, 2013
Colorado had seven days to match the Flames’ offer once O’Reilly agreed to it, but only needed one.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@Ryan_OReilly90
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The Calgary Flames have signed restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly to a multiyear offer sheet.
The Flames announced the deal Thursday but did not release the terms. TSN in Canada reported Thursday the deal is $10 million for two years, which includes a $2 million signing bonus.
''The Calgary Flames have signed restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly to an offer sheet...
Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, and the Colorado Avalanche scored three times in the third period to rally past the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night.
Matt Duchene and Paul Stastny each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which improved to 6-2-1 at home.
The game had added intrigue when it was announced before the opening faceoff that the Flames had signed restricted...
from Damien Cox of Ths Spin at the Toronto Star,
It's really amazing how dumb the Calgary Flames have become.
A lack of strategic thinking has the Flames in a terrible spot with a disappointing record, still trying to deny all the strong evidence that they need to take a giant step back and rebuild, hanging on to veteran players beyond their due date in some faint hope...
The last significant free agent to sign this season is Ryan O'Reilly. He was a restricted free agent this summer. He was unable to come to a deal with the Colorado Avalanche. After a 55 point third NHL season at age 21, he looked poised to become a star in the NHL. Potentially he could be worth a lot to his team but that potential is yet to be fully realized in the NHL...
Despite a winless road trip, the Colorado Avalanche remain positive they can carry over the progress they made into their brief stop at home.
The Calgary Flames, meanwhile, know they need a much better effort than their last time out.
Colorado hopes to have Matt Duchene back from injury as it seeks a fourth consecutive victory over visiting Calgary on Thursday night.
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired right winger Brian McGrattan from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Joe Piskula. The Flames have assigned McGrattan to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
McGrattan has played two games with the Nashville Predators and six games with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) this season...
The Ryan O'Reilly saga has been, in a word, odd. The Colorado Avalanche haven't exactly been forking over money for the forward's talents. The forward had 18 goals and 37 assists last season for the Avalanche, and had been expecting a bit of a payday. Even his father got into the mix, taking to Twitter to air his issues with the franchise (and misspelling it in the process...