Thread: Value of: Ladd to VAN if ATL to WPG
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05-30-2011, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by mstad101 View Post
On a mobile device. I don't get Avi's or anything other than the thread outline n responses.
Yeah I'm a Hawks fan.

Some things regarding this proposal:

1) Ladd is from the Vancouver area...that might really tempt him. But he isn't an unrestricted free agent, so it's not his choice until next year.
2) Why would the Jets trade their captain? Maybe if he tries to force a trade, but it doesn't make sense to strengthen a team they will probably be in the same division with a year later.
3) Doesn't Vancouver need to use up their free cap space on defense, with Salo, Bieksa and Ehrhoff all UFA's?
4) I seem to recall a story in the 2010 playoffs where Vancouver fans treated Ladd's family like total garbage when they went to the playoff game dressed in Ladd gear. Would this affect anything?
5) If Ladd is in any way bitter about the Hawks dumping him last summer (I have no idea if he is or isn't), working his way towards Vancouver is the best possible revenge he could get.

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