RYAN O`REILLY NEWS

Can the Avalanche find a Ryan O'Reilly replacement?

When the Colorado Avalanche sent Ryan O'Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres, that was in no way, shape or form an insignificant loss.O'Reilly finished with 38 assists and 55 points last season, good for second and third, respectively, on the Avalanche.Colorado wanted to keep O'Reilly on the team, but according to G.M. Joe Sakic, the Avalanche simply couldn't meet O'Reilly's contract demands...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Grigorenko excited to play for Roy

Mikhail Grigorenko, who was sent to the Colorado Avalanche along with Nikita Zadorov, J.T. Compher and the 31st pick in the 2015 NHL draft in the Buffalo Sabres' Ryan O'Reilly trade, is hoping to jump start his career after reuniting with a familiar face.Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy coached Grigorenko during their time together with the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres' O'Reilly arrested after allegedly driving truck into Tim Hortons

LUCAN, Ontario -- Ontario Provincial Police have charged Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly with impaired driving. The Ontario Provincial Police said Monday in a release that police were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash on July 9, where a green Chevrolet pickup truck struck a commercial retail building -- reportedly a Tim Hortons franchise -- and the occupants left the...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres' Ryan O'Reilly charged with impaired driving

LUCAN, Ontario (AP) Ontario Provincial Police have charged Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly with impaired driving. The Ontario Provincial Police said Monday in a release that police were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash on July 9, where a green Chevrolet pickup truck struck a commercial retail building and the occupants left the vehicle. ''We are aware of the reports...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

What We Learned: How much is Derek Stepan really worth? (Puck Daddy)

(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it)   Last week in this space, the subject of what Ryan O'Reilly is worth was discussed at length , and in the end the conclusion was that, by the...
Via Philly Sports Live
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

What We Learned: The case for Ryan O’Reilly’s contract (Puck Daddy)

(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) Friday afternoon, while everyone was getting good and prepared for the Independence Day weekend, the Sabres snuck in a contract that surprised...
Via Philly Sports Live
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres sign O'Reilly to 7-year, $52.5 million contract extension

The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while a person familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres did not disclose...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: O'Reilly agrees to 7-year extension with Sabres

A person familiar with the discussions says the Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly to a seven-year contract extension. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the deal. The agreement was reached early Friday. O'Reilly is regarded a top-line talent and had one year left on his contract...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche deal O'Reilly to Sabres for three players, pick

  The Colorado Avalanche traded center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forwards Mikhail Grigorenko and JT Compher and a second-round pick in the NHL draft. The move Friday for the trio of young players and the 31st overall selection Saturday comes just days after Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic insisted...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado trades O'Reilly to Buffalo

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche traded center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forwards Mikhail Grigorenko and JT Compher and a second-round pick in the NHL draft. The move Friday for the trio of young players and the 31st overall selection Saturday comes just days after Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

O’Reilly traded to Buffalo in advance of draft

As expected, the Colorado Avalanche traded Ryan O’Reilly. The centerman was moved to the Buffalo Sabres just before the start of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and with the move Colorado improved its defense with a young defender. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Montreal was the first to report the move. Ryan O'reilly traded to Sabres — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 26, 2015...
Via Mile High Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors Live: Speculation Already Swirling On Draft Day

8:26 a.m.: All indications are that it’s going to be a busy day for new Bruins general manager Don Sweeney. We already told you about the reports surrounding Arizona’s No. 3 pick, and additionally, it sounds as if Sweeney is ready to unload some of his core. Milan Lucic has been a Bruins mainstay for years, but reports are starting to arise that he could be on the move at some...
Via NESN.com
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Could an O'Reilly trade land the Avalanche a left-handed defenseman?

Brad Stuart, Jan Hejda, Nick Holden.Those were the only three left-handed Colorado Avalanche defensemen this year who played more than 10 games in the regular season.Does any of them scream top-pairing defenseman?Probably not.That's the hole the Avalanche are looking to fill this year, a top of the line, left-handed defenseman that can play alongside either Tyson Barrie or Erik Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sakic says he still wants to sign O'Reilly

DENVER (AP) Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it's still his desire to sign Ryan O'Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he's not out to trade his star center. He praised O'Reilly, saying: ''I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He's part of our core and yeah, my first priority...
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Avalanche Preview

The playoff-bound Chicago Blackhawks don't seem too concerned over their offensive rough stretch. Trying to lock down third place in the Central Division, the visiting Blackhawks look to avoid a season-high fourth straight loss Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche. After totaling 15 goals in a four-game winning streak, Chicago (48-27-6) has dropped three straight 2-1 regulation...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets clinch playoff berth despite OT loss to Avalanche

  The Winnipeg Jets clinched their first playoff spot in eight seasons Thursday night despite a 1-0 shootout loss to the Avalanche. Ryan O'Reilly and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout, and Reto Berra stopped both Winnipeg shots. Berra finished with a season-high 41 saves, then stymied Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd in the shootout. The Jets received help from Calgary to squeeze...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs win 1-0 in shootout; Jets still clinch playoff berth

DENVER (AP) The Winnipeg Jets clinched their first playoff spot in eight seasons Thursday night despite a 1-0 shootout loss to the Avalanche. Ryan O'Reilly and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout, and Reto Berra stopped both Winnipeg shots. Berra finished with a season-high 41 saves, then stymied Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd in the shootout. The Jets received help from Calgary...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets-Avalanche Preview

Paced by Ondrej Pavelec's strong play in net, the Winnipeg Jets are in position to secure the second playoff berth in franchise history. The visiting Jets can clinch it by posting a fourth straight victory Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Owner of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with two games remaining, Winnipeg (42-26-12) is three points ahead of...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators drop fourth straight with loss to Avs

DENVER -- Joey Hishon broke a third-period tie with his first NHL goal, Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat Nashville 3-2 on Tuesday night to send the Predators to their fourth straight loss. Calle Jarnkrok and Ryan Ellis had scored for the Predators, who remain a point behind St. Louis for the Central Division title with two games remaining. The Blues...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres-Avalanche Preview

It's not looking good for the Colorado Avalanche, but they haven't given up hope just yet. The Avalanche continue their desperate playoff push Saturday night as they go for a ninth consecutive win over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres, who could be looking forward to hitting the road following a controversial reaction from their fans. Colorado (34-28-12) is tied with San Jose for 11th...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche end 3-game skid, top Canucks 4-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night. Jarome Iginla also scored and Ryan O'Reilly added two assists as Colorado snapped a three-game losing streak. John Mitchell added a late empty-net goal. Yannick Weber scored...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Avalanche in Domingue's third start

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla scored 29 seconds apart in the first period, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday night for their third straight win. Freddi Hamilton added his first NHL goal, and Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche, who won for the 11th time in 15 games to...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Iginla's 23rd goal helps Avalanche get better of Coyotes

  Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla scored 29 seconds apart in the first period, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday night for their third straight win. Freddi Hamilton added his first NHL goal, and Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche, who won for the 11th time in 15 games to remain seven points...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Iginla's 23rd goal helps Avalanche top Coyotes 5-2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla scored 29 seconds apart in the first period, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday night for their third straight win. Freddi Hamilton added his first NHL goal, and Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche, who won for the 11th time in 15 games...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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