Thread: Value of: Ballards and Raymond
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05-31-2012, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by UnbiasHockeyFan1 View Post
I don't know what the concensus value of these players are but i think its something like this

Ballard=2nd
Raymond=3rd

based on that what teas would be interested....maybe islanders for Ballard(and i have no idea for Raymond)

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I think you are listening far too much to what HF fans think the value of Canuck roster players are compared to reality. Gillis could not replace the value either bring to the Canucks as a team for anywhere close to your suggestions. What makes you think Gillis even wants to trade either player?

Raymond is a ligitimate top 6 NHL player who just happens to be on a team with 5 solid top six wingers. Of those 5 wingers, Raymond is the best defensively so AV uses him on the 3rd line until needed on the 2nd due to injury.

Ballard is in a similar role on LD behind Hamhuis and Edler.

Just because either is not regularily playing a top 6/top 4 role does not mean they wouldn't on some other team nor does Gillis want to trade away the backup role either bring to the team.


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