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01-20-2013, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DropkickQuinn View Post
I think you're overstating his value. There's no team in the league that would pay a 1st rounder for him, especially after a few dissapointing seasons in Vancouver. Also, 30 points is hardly indicative of being very talented offensively (44 defenseman had 30 points last year).
44 defencemen ahead = #3 defenceman offensively.

Ballard isn't going to fetch much, but he also likely isn't available this season without overpayment (eg, late first or equivalent value). I think fair market value for Ballard in the Summer (barring an excellent or terrible season) will be around a second round pick.

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