Thread: Confirmed with Link: Keith Ballard bought out
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07-03-2013, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Hammer79 View Post
The only reasons you would claim someone before a buyout is if you are betting that he will get more as a UFA, or you really want him and are willing to pay a premium. Neither case would apply to Ballard, his value has dropped dramatically since we acquired him.
Or perhaps a team like Islanders which has troubles attracting fee agents, this way they are guaranteed to have that player.

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