Frei: Colorado Avalanche Must Sign Its Top Player, Ryan O'Reilly

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Frei: Colorado Avalanche Must Sign Its Top Player, Ryan O'Reilly
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In the wake of the tentative NHL labor settlement, the first test of the Avalanche's readiness will be what happens with its best player, 21-year-old center Ryan O'Reilly. Colorado has considerable salary cap room, and if O'Reilly isn't re-signed by the time the brief training camp opens later this week, or shortly thereafter, then the Avalanche front office will come off as if it not only was asleep after the settlement was announced in the middle of the night here, but stayed asleep.

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