OFFER SHEET THURSDAY
A Thursday that started with the Flames making a trade; Piskula for McGrattan followed by Feaster throwing an offer sheet at Ryan O’Reilly. Oh, and Ryan O’Reilly accepted the two year offer sheet. As a result the Colorado Avalanche have seven days to match the deal. It is a two year offer, 5 million the first year and 6.5 million the second year.
If the Avalanche do not match the offer, the Flames would give up their 1st round and 3rd pick. Depending on where you think the Flames will finish this season, the compensation is very reasonable to acquire a 22yr old established center. Also, if the Avs match the offer, they will not be able to trade Ryan O’Reilly for one year. Avalanche had expressed that Ryan’s days in Colorado were numbered…
O’Reilly registered 55 points in 81 games last year with the Avalanche.
Clearly this is Feaster trying to address a dire need and what better way than to go after a young center that will fill a massive hole for years to come.
Now we wait and see what happens.