Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 2/17/13

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their game at Madison Square Garden on October 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Elliotte Friedman says Avs talked to Rangers about getting Michael Del Zotto for O'Reilly. But they also wanted more — adater (@adater) February 17, 2013 Dater adds that Colorado is looking for an offensive defenseman or proven forward and picks for O'Reilly. Apparently when Colorado asked for more than Del Zotto, Glen Sather backed away. Rangers were also looking for a defenseman in return. ...yes, Del Zotto has a lot of shortcomings, but I'm not ready to give up on the Rangers young defenseman just yet. He's still only 21 and a stud offensive defenseman is much harder to find than a second line center who's yet to score 20 goals in the NHL. Now I'm not saying O'Reilly isn't talented, but I think he's being way over-valued. And when you factor in that the Avalanche were likely asking for prospects and picks as well, I think this was a non-starter for Sather. ...having said that, I don't blame Sather for having interest in O'Reilly. He wouldn't be doing his job i...
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