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01-21-2013, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by binx bolling View Post
Double true and isles fans who are suggesting Ballard and a pick isn't enough for and (barely) top 9 forward aren't being realistic. I take that deal in a second and run away.
It's about filling a need. The Isles need a top 4 dman who they can control for 3+ years. That's not Ballard. They also need big bodies that play physical, since their top 6 is pretty soft. A 1st rounder in the 24-28 range that wont pay dividends for 3-4 years isn't likely enough to give up a guy like Martin, who they like very much, has a good contract and is contributing now.

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