Thread: Proposal: Ballard to St. Louis
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03-09-2013, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluesman91 View Post
I wouldn't call sitting in the pressbox playing like a top 4. Your whole fanbase knows he is trash which is why you guys have been trying to pawn him off for so long.
I actually think more of the fanbase would rather fire the coach that benched Ballard than actually trade Ballard. In regards to our defenseman, Ballard is probably our 3rd best dman and was #2 in last year's playoffs (this agrees with corsi REL).

There is a realization that one of our $4M+ dmen needs to be traded before next season and Ballard is the only of the five without a NTC (Edler's kicks in with his new contract, Hamhuis, Bieksa, and Garrison's have already kicked in).

Given my options, and taking an idea from another thread, I'd trade Edler for Yakupov (needs to be Yak, not Eberle, for the cap savings) before his NTC kicks in and keep Ballard.

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