Thursday, February 14, 2013
Potential destinations for O'Reilly
By Victoria Matiash
If the Colorado Avalanche is truly open to trading holdout Ryan O'Reilly, there would be no lack of interest in the perceived No. 2 centerman. The bigger question may be whether another squad would be willing to cough up the rumored asking price -- an established NHL player and a top prospect -- in return.
Naming the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames as decent fits, ESPN Insider Craig Custance suggests the desert may also be a sensible destination for O'Reilly. Presuming the Avalanche is warm to dealing O'Reilly within the Western Conference.
Craig CustanceGood fit in Phoenix?
"... This one actually makes a lot of sense. The Coyotes need help up front and O'Reilly would immediately become their best center. When everyone is healthy, Phoenix is one of the few teams with depth on defense and they've got more young defenseman coming. Which team is saying no to a trade built around O'Reilly and Keith Yandle? ..."