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02-27-2011, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Nuckles37 View Post
Hell no from a Vancouver standpoint.
Yes, Ballard is overpaid, but we need the defensive depth. And he is physical and can log big minutes if needed.

And Hemsky isn't the type of player we need for the playoffs. (I also don't like how he is injury prone)
Vancouver would need a top 6 physical player.
Hemsky was money in the playoffs in 06 for the record.

That said, I don't really like the deal. I like Hodgson a lot, I don't really want Ballard (and Vancouver needs him), and I'm not sure about Raymond either. If I was the Oilers, I would consider this deal, but counter with a first rounder instead of Ballard.

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