Thread: Proposal: C Stewart for K Ballard
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11-15-2012, 06:26 PM
Vladys Gumption
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
That's what makes the deal make some sense. I know you guys would rather land a top pairing guy, just like we'd rather land a guy like Doan but beggars can't be choosers. Stewart is a little younger and played well more recently, I think the Canucks would be willing to add, especially if you can throw in a RHD for the farm.

I'm not trying to sell you on someone I don't like. If you read the Canucks board, I expect Ballard to finally round out his game this season. We got a player with a lot of talent but some bad habits from playing on poor teams, the Canucks have forced him to clean those up.
I agree that beggars can't be choosers. But I can't see the Blues dealing Stewart after one bad year. I wholeheartedly believe the blues expect him to bounce back. Ballard is a good player in a bad spot, but the Blues are in need of a top pairing defenseman. I just don't see Ballard being one.

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