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07-12-2011, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Proto View Post
Fair, but considering that all Keith Ballard has ever done is play decent inconsequential hockey it's probably equivalent. Grabner played more good games in his 20 regular season games in 09-10 than Ballard did in the entire 10-11 season (including playoffs)

No point harping on it now though. It was a bad trade and Gillis gave up the wrong asset, but otherwise had a good summer last year. Besides, the masterstroke of keeping Bieksa when many of us -- myself included -- ranked it as a non-move that ruined a summer of good work makes up for it ten fold.
Gillis gave up the right asset at the time.

Grabner did nothing in Florida in training camp (his history) and was waived. NYI being a god-awful team had the luxury of letting him play despite his poor play through the early part of the season. On the Canucks that was not going to happen.

In Vancouver Grabner was redundant and would have been lost with no return.

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