9:50PM: Friedman’s exact words on Hot Stove Tonight were:
I believe that this week the Avalanche and the New York Rangers went down the road to see what a deal would look like. They talked about Ryan O’Reilly and one of Colorado’s defensemen for a package that I believe would have included Michael Del Zotto, a player that the Avalanche really like. As Colorado started asking for more and more the Rangers pulled back and said ‘no.’ So that is off right now.
Glenn Healy says that the Avs are looking for a “Kings Ransom,” two players, a prospect and a high draft pick. He adds that they aren’t going to get that and instead teams may start putting offer sheets out to him.
Friedman says that some people believe O’Reilly is a number one center and Healy says that if that draft was done over again, John Tavares would go first and that O’Reilly would go second.
9:22PM: According to Elliotte Friedman, the Colorado Avalanche asked for Michael Del Zotto as a center piece for Ryan O’Reilly.
Friedman says that the Avs also asked for more.
Adrian Dater says that Colorado isn’t looking for a center, but instead an offensive defenseman plus a proven forward and a pick.