The Internet has been percolating over the last two days about restricted free agent Ryan O'Neill and his potential destination as his contract negotiations with the Colorado Avalanche have gone completely sour. The Avalanche are notoriously stingy and, with Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog needing pay days down the line, O'Reilly has become expendable.
Hypothetical questions have been raised about whether the New York Rangers should take a shot at acquiring O'Reilly, whose two-way abilities would mesh quite well in John Tortorella's scheme.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post shot down any rumors today, claiming the Blueshirts are unlikely to make an offer for O'Reilly. Not because of what it would cost in terms of assets to acquire the young center, but because the team has a policy with RFA's:
The Rangers made it a policy, beginning in 2008-09 with Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky and continuing this year with Michael Del Zotto, to sign restricted free agents l...