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12-29-2012, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by turkulad View Post
If Ballard would genuinely fill a need for the Isles, and the value fits, let's just make this happen. Add in a prospect downgrade (for the Nucks) if the need be. Ballard + Rodin for Nielsen + lesser NYI prospect. And we wouldn't have to deal Ballard proposals for a long, long time. Nielsen would also fit perfectly into the Nucks scheme of things. Wouldn't have to force-feed Schroeder that 3C spot anymore.
Scaling down the trade a bit to something like this (Ballard for Nielsen) is pretty close and makes sense from a hockey standpoint, not necessarily from a salary standpoint, and unfortunately, it's the salary standpoint which holds the most weight.... Nielsen has a team friendly deal in place..... Ballard is earning a lot more than he is producing... But Ballard would certainly be an upgrade from Jurcina, Staois, Reese for the next new years...

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