Ballard to St. Louis
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03-08-2013, 06:52 PM
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Don't think Vancouver would be asking for much considering how Ballard has played outside of the first 15 games of this season.
Ballard on his own did pretty great in the top 4 in Florida, I think he'd be able to slot it at least next to Shattenkirk.
Ballard's contract is not something the Blues are interested. He'd probably end up as the #6/7 here in STL and there's zero incentive to trade even a pick when it's likely to pan out like that.
FYI, we're not looking for a top-4 defenseman, so suggesting he'd be paired with Shattenkirk doesn't work. We're looking for someone to pair with Pietrangelo and Ballard isn't that guy.
Also, we have no center depth and are currently toying with the idea of signing Jason Arnott to bolster that depth. We would not be trading a centerman to Vancouver.
If Ballard is the piece coming back, Armstrong will be politely declining.
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