Thread: Value of: Ballards and Raymond
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05-31-2012, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by TheEdge27 View Post
Seems like Ballard is the Paul Martin of Vancouver. Id love to make a deal for those 2 around Martin, with us adding a pick or something. Not sure if Nucks fans feel the same.
I would be fine with shipping Raymond's rights for a 4th or 5th round pick but not fine with swapping Ballard with Martin. I don't mind Martin as a defenceman but Ballard is just one of those guys you love to have on your team. He fights, throws epic hipchecks and is a solid puck mover. He is massively underrated by many who don't watch him play or don't factor in context when forming their opinions of him.....

Originally Posted by blankall View Post
haha Ballard was not your best defenceman. He barely edged out Rome for ice time on the bottom pairing.

In terms of defencemen, he was near the bottom of every stat except for penalty minutes. Ballard also had one of the worst quality of competition matchups on your team:

Ballard was not worth his contract in any way, and him being injured for a large part of the season does not add to his value.

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