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01-09-2013, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
We'll trade you Ballard for him.

Not to mention that Keith Ballard is a fine player, who just hasn't fit the Canucks team. He was a top pairing defensman on every other team he's played for.
I agree that we'll trade Ballard for him, but Ballard isn't just someone who doesn't fit the Canucks' mold.

There's something more to it, something that can be covered by a good pairing defenseman, as he was able to show when he played better in stretches with Tanev. I think that's what Dumba will ultimately need... a stalwart defensive presence beside him to clean up his mistakes and let him play his game. He'll need to make that game pretty good to make him worth it, though.

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