Found February 18, 2013 on Blue Seat Blogs:
Update 2/18/13: Elliotte Friedman says that the Rangers spoke to the Avs over the weekend regarding O’Reilly, but balked at the asking price. The Avs were asking for Michael Del Zotto and either Chris Kreider or J.T. Miller. Clearly, the Avs are living in a fantasy world where they believe they have leverage with their star-in-the-making forward. Del Zotto is obviously a non-starter in a deal, as is Kreider. So with the Avs asking for two non-starters, the possibility for the Rangers traded for O’Reilly appears slim. Original Post: Per Larry Brooks, the Rangers are not interested in acquiring Ryan O’Reilly. The issue isn’t so much the cost of acquiring O’Reilly in a trade, but the cost it would take to sign him. ROR has already turned down a two-year, $3.5 million deal that would probably be the best that the Rangers could offer. Kevin discussed the benefits of acquiring ROR on Wednesday. Tweet
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