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01-07-2013, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
Relative to his salary cap, Ballard has played poorly. No good team would want a guy paid that much to be putting in the work of a bottom-pairing defenseman. At this point, he's been one step above Komisarek. Maybe not a sure-fire buyout candidate, but it will be an option that will be considered.

I agree that Luongo's contract isn't an "albatross" under the new cap, but it is still a significant burden for teams to bear, somewhat more so now. The potential returns have undoubtedly diminished.
Diminished from what? His value was lowered due to the possibility he became an albatross, that possibility no longer exists.

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