Thread: Proposal: Van/Chi then Van/Was
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08-20-2012, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by medhatcanuck View Post
People know Ballards cap hit is 4.2 right?
That's about 400-600,000 overpaid. Based on his play so far. Honestly if be was paid 3.75 no one would complain and everyone would say he serves his purpose.

It seems like people think be has an atrocious contract.
Is he overpaid? Yes, but not by a large margin.

Also why would Ballard be a cap dump? He's still a puck carrying dman who at times plays like a 3/4 guy but some nights at worst he's a number 5 who has one giveaway.
This! It bugs me how people can't realize this haha. Personally, I think he's about 1mil overpaid for what he brings to the table. If he were under contract for 3.2mil he'd be an ideal defenseman for us. People are acting like Ballard's cap hit is the plague, when if he hit free agency next summer he'd likely get a contract at around 3.2mil. Since the Canucks have many players on discount contracts, we can easily afford to carry an extra million to keep Ballard around for depth. He isn't a cap dump, and if hes being treated as one why don't we just keep him?

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