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Talks with RFAs Subban, O’Reilly “going nowhere fast”

Jan 18, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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The Florida Panthers appear to have re-signed restricted free agent Dmitry Kulikov pending a full medical and the Dallas Stars have reportedly offered $5.5 million annually to Jamie Benn — but what about Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly and Montreal’s P.K. Subban?

With the start of the regular season fast approaching, O’Reilly and Subban are still unsigned and the negotiations with the clubs that control their rights as restricted free agents are “going nowhere fast,” according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

That echoes Subban’s agent Don Meehan and O’Reilly’s agent Mark Guy, who both said that there was “nothing new” to report to the Montreal Gazette’s Dave Stubbs and the Denver Post respectively.

The Post also reported that O’Reilly has already rejected a five-year, $17 million offer from the Colorado Avalanche and is looking for about $5 million a season.

Both players are coming off of their entry-level contracts and have become key players on their squads. Subban had 36 points and 119 penalty minutes in 81 games last season with the Montreal Canadiens last season while O’Reilly broke out with a 55-point campaign.

  1. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Time for the Flyers to tender an offer sheet to PK.

    • aclassyguyfromaclassytown - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      I’ve been checking this site daily waiting for that to happen. Fingers still crossed.

    • valoisvipers - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      What would the compensation be if the Flyers or any other team were to make and sign PunKy Subban to an offer sheet?

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:41 AM

        Steep for sure. Maybe the Bruins can make him an offer to piss off the Habs and force them to sign him. Redden may end up in Philly for peanuts. So nice to no longer talk about the lockout. Game on! Mon ami!

      • isithockeyseasonyet - Jan 18, 2013 at 11:32 AM

        Flyers won’t do that again, I wouldn’t think, but the compensation is2 firsts I think, it’s either. 2 or 1

    • valoisvipers - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      Yes friend Redden in Philly would be a great thing for the Flyers and Bryz. I think he would fit in there well and is desperately needed by a thin Flyer blue line. With that being said I would think the Pens would want him too, to play along side with Letang. He would be the stay at home guy while Letang would be free to roam at will. Drop the puck!

    • mp1131211 - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      are you the same joey that was banned from here?

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM


      • mp1131211 - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:19 PM

        Great…………………………………………… Guess I’ll be spending some time over on puck daddy and/or else where. I hope you get banned AGAIN

  2. valoisvipers - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    When people state that it’s the owners fault for offering those crazy contracts they should remember stories like this. Agents and players play their dirty roles in this as well.

  3. broadstbully33 - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Philly won’t tender a offer for pk he simply isn’t worth 5 million +. I could see a possible trade maybe Read and pick going to Montreal but I’m sure Montreal would want a dman in return which Philly doesn’t have to part with

    • valoisvipers - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      No No No Do not trade Matt Read.

  4. f2maestro - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    I’d love to see PK in a Penguins uniform, but I don’t know if I could see that happening. There are possible deals to be made for PK and the Penguins, but like I said, I just don’t see that happening. If Montreal doesn’t sure him up, they’re going to miss out on a great D man for years to come.

    • whatthepuck2012 - Jan 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      Oh Jesus no. No no no no.

  5. jaybird22seven - Jan 18, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Prove yourself first, then ask for the money!!!

  6. phillyphanatic77 - Jan 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    O’Reilly is a very good two-way center and he’s young but $5mil/year!? The dude had 18 goals and 55pts for a career year last season. He has a lot of potential and could be a future captain somewhere but that’s way too much. His agent must be using Hall, Eberle, and Evander Kane as leverage but they’re all more dynamic talents. I think the deal he was offered is pretty fair.

  7. broadstbully33 - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    I great hrs backkkkk….. Back to bleacher report I go

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