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10-16-2011, 11:36 PM
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Keith Ballard being shopped

http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/van111016.html



what would it take??

Wolski, Zuccarello for Ballard??

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10-16-2011, 11:38 PM
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No thanks at another 4 years on that contract.

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Rangers are in a position of weakness; teams will be asking for any of Kreider, Thomas, Fasth and a 2nd rounder to start.

Wolski and Zuc have no trade value.

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10-16-2011, 11:40 PM
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Yeah, Ballard will still fetch a good return. Certainly won't be had for Zucc/Wolski. Also signed for four more years and we're not exactly loaded with cap space right now. Good d-man though and Sather does well with trades. I'd at least look into it as Ballard is definitely worthwhile. Just probably not at what we'd pay.

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Yeah, Ballard will still fetch a good return. Certainly won't be had for Zucc/Wolski. Also signed for four more years and we're not exactly loaded with cap space right now. Good d-man though and Sather does well with trades. I'd at least look into it as Ballard is definitely worthwhile. Just probably not at what we'd pay.

With that cap hit? No way. This is a straight salary dump. Personally, I wouldn't touch that contract with a ten foot pole but Zucc and/or Wolski gets it done easily. He's not worth the money owed to him.

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absolutely not

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Ballard isn't very good and I really don't want him on our team.

Especially with that long term contract.

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10-17-2011, 12:36 AM
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do not like that contract. Phoenix should trade back for him.

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do not like that contract. Phoenix should trade back for him.
Better yet PHX should trade us OEL

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I actually like Ballard, but that contract is brutal...pass

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Eh....



...but no, it's not worth it.

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I miss Rozsival...

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Not at 5 million a year, I don't.

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Not at 5 million a year, I don't.
I'd rather have Rozsival @ $5M for 1 year than Wolski for $3.8M for 1 year.

Would love to go back and reverse that trade.

As for Ballard, absolutely not. A $4.2M cap hit for another 4 years is a big risk to take on.

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I'd rather have Rozsival @ $5M for 1 year than Wolski for $3.8M for 1 year.

Would love to go back and reverse that trade.

As for Ballard, absolutely not. A $4.2M cap hit for another 4 years is a big risk to take on.
Reverse that trade and Richards no longer becomes a sure thing. We needed the cap space.

And pass on Ballard. The contract is the deal breaker.

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10-17-2011, 07:14 AM
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Ballard, the guy who was scratched multiple times during the playoffs and has earned nothing but the complete ire of 'Couver fans? Plus that contract? HUGE pass from me.

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While it would make the team *prettier*, Ballard seems like a friggin psychopath in real life. Pass.

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10-17-2011, 08:06 AM
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Ballard at least used to be really good, and I think Vignault misused him and didn't really give him much of a chance. If he could be had for cheap it's worth thinking about, but ultimately the team really isn't in a position to be taking on that much salary

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at one yr yes to Ballard but 4 yrs no chance

if Staal and Sauer were healthy this would not be a big deal. If they can hang on till November then they should be fine on D assumiung Sauer is a day to day thing and Staal is back end of the month(crosses fingers)

I would bring in a vet for the 3rd pairing with DZ regardless but it would have to be a one yr risk move on a Sarich, Oduya , Kuba type

Zuccarello is the trade bait. Ottawa would likely move Kuba and a descent pick for MZA

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at one yr yes to Ballard but 4 yrs no chance

if Staal and Sauer were healthy this would not be a big deal. If they can hang on till November then they should be fine on D assumiung Sauer is a day to day thing and Staal is back end of the month(crosses fingers)

I would bring in a vet for the 3rd pairing with DZ regardless but it would have to be a one yr risk move on a Sarich, Oduya , Kuba type

Zuccarello is the trade bait. Ottawa would likely move Kuba and a descent pick for MZA
Oduya & Kuba are brutal.

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10-17-2011, 09:07 AM
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ballard's contract makes komisarek's contract look appealing

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10-17-2011, 09:39 AM
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Not at 5 million a year, I don't.
Youre only saving $1.2M when you consider Wolski's cap hit, who is an absolute dud.

I would gladly take that extra hit for one year of a veteran defenseman who can handle 20+ minutes per game.

Sather has an awfully shoddy track record of trading solid defenseman for high risk/high reward offensive players with dubious work ethic issues. If Wolski came a bit cheaper, this would be less of an issue.

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I might be wrong on this but wasn't Ballard the D-Man on the Canucks last year during the cup final that was terrible ? Granted there were a few Canucks you could say that about but I seem to remember him being a healthy scratch towards the end of the series due to his brutal play.
Oh yeah and his hit is 4.2 for the next 4. Pass. Like someone said earlier, if Staal and Sauer are healthy this trade isn't discussed. They should both be back soon, let's just maintain.

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