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03-19-2013, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Momesso View Post
Agree on the other points (btw you wrote Edler in place of Ehrhoff), but on Ballard - has been a trainwreck since day 1.

Completely useless acquisition, negative when cap value considered. Was IMO a factor in not re-signing Ehrhoff, which in hindsight was a big mistake. And I am not a huge Ehrhoff fan. Gillis should have cut his losses after 2011.

To me, shows that pro-scouting has been a problem for the past 2 years here.
That's fine....but trading for Ballard was the right move at the time of the trade. It didn't work, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a gamble worth taking. The team would have a good but not elite team if they'd missed out on both Hamhuis and Ballard.

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