Thread: Proposal: C Stewart for K Ballard
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11-14-2012, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by thadd View Post
At the same time, this guy has played the role of 6th/7th d-man on Vancouver for a few seasons now and his cap hit is disgustingly huge for a 3rd pairing/reserve d-man. On HFboards, he's nearly comparable to Wade Redden. Regardless of what he could bring playing under another system, most fans of opposing teams on HFboards are instantly going to think "Why would I want to give up that for an overpaid piece of junk who's having a hard time making it as a third pairing d-man?"
4.2m is not 6.5m

Not being able to beat out Hamhuis and Edler for ice time is not the same as ending up in the minors

If the Blues can go out and find a better top 4 defensemen for less they should do that, no question. My experience is that teams hang onto their top 4 or trade them for significant assets.

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