Not sure how Ballard is a good pickup, he's slow as hell, overpriced, and gets beaten on a shift by shift basis.
Flat out wrong. Ballard is a good skater who can play physical, throws massive hip checks, blocks a decent amount of shots but can make bad decisions with the puck. Was just a poor fit in Vancouver's system.
Clarkson is a more sought after FA than Iginla this offseason. How much money would you be willing to throw at him to get him to sign here, 6, 6.5, 7+ million? I'd take Clarkson any day over Horton and Horton will get around 6. We all need to face the facts that we won't be signing top FA's for at least 2 seasons. Our best options are to acquire a young piece via trade.