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01-01-2013, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LeftCoast View Post
Ballard played reasonably well in the last half of the season and in the LA Series and Booth shows lots of hustle with flashes of skill but neither played well enough to justify their contracts. Unless the NHL BoG has a major brain fart at the last minute, we are heading into a much more strict salary cap regime. In such a regime, you can't afford to have guys who under perform their cap number.
Agreed. I'm fine with keeping Booth because I believe he'll be a great performer as he gets used to AV's X's and O's but we can't also keep Ballard. His style of play simply doesn't fit and he's destined to be in our bottom pairing whenever we're healthy in the back end. Waste of $4.2 million

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