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06-20-2013, 11:18 AM
Ricky Bobby
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Originally Posted by EscapeGoat View Post
I think the Leafs would be the last team to trade players for other teams to buy out. Leafs easily eat the money to erase Komisarek's cap hit with their compliance buy out.
But they might believe taking a chance on Ballard for 2 years and rebounding is a better option then giving 3+ years to free agent options.

They might also want to save that compliance buy-out to shop it around the league.

Ballard (5.628 million to buyout) vs. Komisarek (2.345 to buyout) so it'd be an easy sell to Vancouver. Vancouver might even have to retain a bit of salary.

Ballard still has the mobility and was a # 2/3 all purpose physical Dman prior to joining the Nucks so the Leafs might feel they can get him back on track.

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