Are the Avs looking to trade O’Reilly?

The Avs need a top-four defenceman and many believe if they really want to get one they’re going to have to deal forward Ryan O’Reilly.

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38 Responses to Are the Avs looking to trade O’Reilly?

  1. leafmeister says:

    O’Reilly would be a huge addition to the Leafs going forward. Nonis/Shanahan should be all over this.

  2. blaze says:

    Something based around Gardiner for O’Reilly I’d be all for.

  3. doorman says:

    He is one player who fits the mould of it being acceptable to move young assets for. I am a big fan and he is a heart and soul guy for sure. It will take a lot to pry him out of Col. so one has to ask what is too much being he is UFA after next season and that matters to me.

  4. leafs_wallace93 says:

    Why not just buy when he goes to market, he’s obviously looking for a payday no matter where he goes.

  5. leafy says:

    Big story about Phil Kessel not talking to the media every day, and now Burke weighs in.

    The way I see it, I agree with Kessel.

    But here’s a question for the media: Why WOULD you want to talk to Kessel every day?! The guy is the most boring interviewee in the history of hockey!! Great player, but he is so fucking boring.

  6. doorman says:

    With the way the media is in Toronto why would any of them want to talk to the media. They are brutal and can be extremely arrogant, point and case Steve Simmons, what an a$$

  7. blaze says:

    Well I gotta say, I sure wish we hired Laviolette in the off-season.

    • LN91 says:

      Doubt he would have done well.

      You go from Shea Weber…To Dion Phaneuf. Ouch.

      • blaze says:

        Ok say you fire Nonis and Carlyle today. Name Shanny GM, Dubas AGM, Horachek interim coach and trade Phaneuf anywheres.

        What next? and who would get the ‘C’.

        • LN91 says:

          No one wants Phaneuf with that contract…This team clearly has no leadership and the captain is not setting a good example by getting destroyed by the likes of Derek Roy.

          Also, Laviolette is a change…But important to note their is more quality talent on Nashville then T.O.

  8. leafs_wallace93 says:

    So is David Amber white?

  9. leafy says:

    Tonight is one of those games where you say, 100 years from now nobody will care.

  10. Gambo says:

    Remember how almost all of us wanted the Leafs to draft Filip Forsberg? Well, we were right, he’s crazy good. I remember when he was falling hard in the draft I was really hoping they’d trade for another pick to draft him.

    No knock to Rielly, still looking like one of the best in that draft and a future stud.

  11. nordiques100 says:

    The big problem is that the Leafs will almost likely win their next game vs a very good Tampa team.

    Thats the problem. Their wild inconsistency. Its maddening. It results in everyone keeping their jobs, praise for Kessel and the team, and fans being back on the playoff bandwagon after they beat the arguably top team in the East.

    Shanahan has wiped out everyone. Marketing people, Assistant managers, changed the scouts, changed the coaching staff, changed many a things. But he hasnt touched all the main pieces.

    Goalies, Head coach, GM, Captain, Top scorers, Top line players.

    Last year was just 1 year. But they obviously couldnt get the job done.

    Players like Kessel and Phaneuf, the core group as built by Brian Burke, were around prior to their playoff appearance, and are still around, from last years bad finish to this bad start here. You can include Bozak, Kadri, Gardiner, Lupul among this “core” group built by Burke that has not been touched by the current management team.

    They’ve gone through the ringer with fringe players, from Komarov leaving and coming back, to replacing McClement, Gunnarsson, Orr, Bodie and others with other plugs.

    Its clear tangible change is needed.

    Not just at one position or one job. Its all over.

    Carlyle and Nonis have to go. Kessel and Phaneuf have to go. Probably Gardiner, Kadri and others do as well.

    Obviously its not prudent to make a panic move as we’re talking about key jobs and core spots on the team. But, i have to really hope this is on the agenda for the franchise to start thinking about completely overhauling this group.

    The team has done everything but build through the draft.

    They’ve gone through coaching changes, GM changes, trades, trades for starting goalies in successive years, trading picks, trading picks for young players, trading picks for veteran players. trading guys they picked high for other high picks, picking up guys off waivers. giving long terms deals, limiting long terms contracts. They have even in their lifetime dabbled in an offer-sheet (remember Mattias Ohlund). Heck, they too have screwed up trades with bad fax machines.

    Everything possible has been done but build via the draft.

    Kadri, Reimer, Reilly, Komarov. Thats it. And Leivo/Percy have played a few games. The rest have been via trades or free agency and waivers. None of them other than Reilly are really core top end guys. Guys who can reach the Kane/Seabrook/Keith/Toews level or the Crosby/Malkin/Letang level.

    Its time for hard decisions. It will take time to make those decisions. But more and more, I seriously believe the goal now has to be going for Connor McDavid or just a high end, franchise changing draft choice that they can build anew around.

    Nothing is going to happen today, but i sure do hope something is going to happen. Otherwise, we can be sure, what will happen is the Leafs being a middle of the pack, cant get in, cant draft high type of team that spins their wheels. I am so sick of that way.

    • leafs_wallace93 says:

      Hire Randy then Tort’n’Tank for Eichel/McDavid!

      As much as I’d love to see HFboards blow up at the Leafs getting McDavid it’s not going to happen unless the Leafs long shot win the lottery.

      Leafs have a lot of depth pieces and will continue to build through later top ten picks. Like a Winnipeg/Atlanta or a Montreal, it’s not sexy or ideal but we know that’s the tract their going. We can hope for Babcock this summer or Stamkos next but you really think this team is going to make radical changes?

      We can hope for Stamkos next summer and Babcock this off season but you really think this

    • LN91 says:

      Their’s some ‘young players’ games I do like.

      Reilly, Leivo, Holland, Brown…Not stars (except Reilly), but a great supporting cast. A good possibility Nylander is a future Calder winner and I like the leadership/heart & soul play of a Frederik Gauthier.

      My fear, especially with this group, they will be ‘infected’…Like a bad virus.

      Even if Toronto finished dead last, and lost out on the chance to draft McDavid, Jack Eichel is still a tremendous option. It’s like having Crosby and Toews going back-to-back.

  12. LN91 says:

    Gardiner and Reilly have sat in the press box numerous times this season, but when will the likes of Phaneuf and Kadri sit their?

    • nordiques100 says:

      Or when the top line gets hemmed in the zone and plays passive, i don’t want to get hurt defence? Even missing a shift or a PP will send a message. or should. but i think thats the problem.

      the guys like Dion, Kadri, Kessel, i don’t think it will phase them in any way. They shrug it off. Whether they are benched or play a ton, its all the same to them. Thats the big problem here. Its a big problem with this core group leading the players this way.

      No wonder Gardiner, Reilly, Kadri don’t find any need to be accountable. Their mentors dont. The team leaders and highest paid players dont.

      • blaze says:

        come on nords I know its hyperbole but to say they don’t care if they even play you’re really reaching.

        the line between winning and losing is very very thin. the team is not good we get it, but they aren’t horrible. something is wrong but not everything is. every team in the league is inconsistent

        • nordiques100 says:

          they are horrible. you’re the one not watching. 7 playoff games in 10 years. sorry for offending you sensitive people.

          being too soft on them is the big problem. that crap that they take too much from the media, they cant handle it. its horseshit.

          the team is horseshit. they need change. the players dont care. they care enough to get people off their back for a game or two. its this horrid cycle that i have seen far too long. its time for change. the team they have doesnt have it. i dont care if they have a good piece there, a good piece here.

          their main guys are not just inconsistent, they arent winners. they wont win with this group. if you feel they can, then you’re dreaming.

          • doorman says:

            They most definitely need an injection of heart and soul. The management also needs to decide Carlyles fate NOW. He is a lame duck coach and the players know it. Not an excuse but it doesn’t help the situation, IMO. Should they play harder yes, period but they aren’t, change is needed it’s just a matter of what and when? The media and fans don’t help as only the minority seem to be willing to accept a proper rebuild fan wise. As for the media shmucks like Simmons who probably loses his breath tying his shoes asking questions as he does with his smug arrogance doesn’t make players want to be here. Nobody wants to be beat up everyday.

          • blaze says:

            Kessel goes just a shade under point per game in the playoffs but you can’t win with him what a joke.

            Newsflash nords it take more than blocked shots to win a series. In fact it actually only takes one thing at all, scoring goals. Holding onto one of the most elite scorers in the NHL isn’t accepting mediocrity, dumping him cause he ain’t Dougie is.

            • leafs_wallace93 says:

              Love the hate, Kessel, Bozak and JVR are the two Leafs has don’t regress each season and their the problem?

              Forget guys like Kadri, Gardiner, Clarkson, Phaneuf whose play has taken a serious dive, we blame the top line that produces.

            • LN91 says:

              It’s not all about points blaze, that’s been a terrible stat for people to look at here…If you are on the ice for 100 goals, but on the ice for 200 against…Does not matter if you got 80 points in the season.

              • doorman says:

                Kessel is at an eve +/- this year and last year was -3 and the season before -5. His stats are improving is he a complete player? No, but his game is improving.
                Bozak is basically an even player while JVR is slightly worse then Kessel. So they might just take more of a beating then deserved? Could they play better, yes but they are hardly the worst first line in the league.

                This teams problems lies after the 1st line, IMO.

              • blaze says:

                Kessels 6 points and two GWG were a major major factor in making a series against Boston, take that out of the equation and theyd be luckily to get 1 win.

                The non-sensical 100 goals for 200 against argument is really swaying me though. Kessel is comparable to many of the major point producers out there like Giroux, Ovechkin, Kane.

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