Roy ‘would be surprised’ if O’Reilly is traded
From Nate Lundy of 104.3 The Fan in Denver:
Patrick Roy: "Joe (Sakic) has spoken to (O'Reilly's) agent. We would love to have him as an Av for a long time."— Nate Lundy (@natelundy) February 26, 2015
So that’s kind of interesting.
To refresh your memory, O’Reilly is signed through 2015-16, after which he can become an unrestricted free agent. The 24-year-old can’t sign an extension until July 1 -- a fact that always made a trade, if one was ever going to happen, more likely to occur this summer than prior to Monday’s deadline.
So there’s still a long way to go here.
But maybe -- just maybe -- the two sides can put their contentious negotiating history in the past and get a long-term deal done.