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11-01-2011, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
Ballard for Campoli and a 1st from MTL. Doubt MTL does it, but the deal makes sense. Ballard is a long-term fit there, while Campoli is a 1 yr fit here as a number 5 dman. The 1st evens out the deal because there's no real reason for the nucks to downgrade for a draft pick, but the 1st is high enough to entice them to do it.

The other target might be Ballard for Kostitsyn + 2nd. The 2nd is there for some compensation for the extended years MTL gets. While Kostitsyn is likely to leave at the end of this year if not signed, leaving the nucks no asset. The 2nd is to account for that.
Campoli: why would Montreal trade for a guy that's 3x more expensive, locked into a long-term deal, arguably worse this season, and give the Canucks a 1st to help them get out from under that contract? Maybe if we gave them a 2nd and Ballard they might take the contract off our hands and give us Campoli.

Kostitsyn: Why would they trade a 20g50p 26 year old forward for an albatross contract? We would be paying them for the extra years, not the other way. Not only that, but the Habs need more scoring, not less.

If the Canucks trade Ballard it's either as part of a salary in a moving parts deal (ie: the Canucks are taking 6 million back in a trade and need to stay compliant) or as part of a salary dump so they can take on salary somewhere else. I don't see them getting a ton of value now that he's started this season as poorly as last.

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