Found February 19, 2013 on Ranger Nation:
As the past few days have gone on, there has been more and more talk of the Rangers having conversations with the Colorado Avalanche about disgruntled forward Ryan O’Reilly. The more I’ve read these rumors, the more irritated I’ve become. Colorado has been trying to shop O’Reilly to multiple teams around the league, including division rivals, [...]
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