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01-09-2013, 03:00 PM
Dr Jan Itor
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Originally Posted by JoeCool16 View Post
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.
Interesting. We have recently acquired somebody that seems to fit that description...

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