Thread: Value of: Ballards and Raymond
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05-31-2012, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jamiebez View Post
Whoa, whoa, whoa.... is there a real chance Vancouver won't even qualify him? Or is that wishful thinking by haters?

That seems crazy to me. Worst case he's a 30-35 point guy with speed who can kill penalties. A LOT of teams could use a player like that on their 3rd line.

If he hits the market, he'll be a $2-3M player, for sure. His qualifying offer is around $2.7M, which is still decent value. An offer sheet of up to approx $3.1M (depending on the new cap) would get back a 2nd rounder.

I'm sure Gillis could offer him a QO and trade his rights for decent value. Seems like a big waste of assets to let him walk for nothing.
I am confused as to why more folks dont get this either. They think players like Raymond grow on trees for free. A whole pile of teams will give up their second rounder to offer sheet Raymond. If not Pittsburg then Philly or Boston or who knows. Washington. A whole raft of teams who can use a talented fast winger.

If Raymond cant be signed long term, Gillis has to trade him before July 1st

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