Thread: Rumor: Ballard to Ottawa
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02-12-2010, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveMatthew View Post
I'm going to say that simple logic rules this one out.

Ballard makes 4.2 million for the next 5 seasons. Acquiring him means the end of Volchenkov in Ottawa, and I'd rather give the 4.2 million to Anton.

Because he just recently signed that contract and is a 27 year old top 4 defenseman, acquiring him would take more than Kelly and Lee, and I don't think Murray is willing to give up anyone who's making a big impact on the team right now. I don't think he'd be willing to trade Kelly alone, let alone Kelly+.

If we're look at a Florida defenseman, I'd guess it's Seidenberg.
Unless Kuba goes the other way. Not sure how good Ballard is or how this trade works for both clubs, but if there's any relevance to this rumor it has to include Kuba to make it fit.

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