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Keith Ballard Next Year

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  1. 1. What to do with Ballard

    • Keep him
    • Buy him out
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    • Trade
    • Bury him in the minors
  2. 2. Is it a fluke that he played so well in the playoffs?

    • Yes, he will not play well next year
    • No, he has finally found his own in Vancouver

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Time is passing by really slow, no more hockey and exams next week for myself.

Just wanted to hear your opinion on Keith Ballard for next year. I think we have all noticed a trend over the past few seasons that it takes some time for new defensemen to get used to our system and this includes Ballard. I have to say though, Ballard was arguably our best defensemen in this years playoffs, so, is it a fluke? is it a sign that he is starting to look like the defensemen we acquired? and most importantly, will he be wearing a Canucks uniform next year?

I have always had a soft spot for the guy with his huge personality and underdog-esque status.

Love him or hate him, I hope he stays.

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I was just thinking, If we get an awesome deal for Edler, like TJ Oshie, do you guys think KB4 can take Edler's spot? I think he has the skill set.

Hamhuis-Bieksa

Ballard-Schultz

UFA-Tanev

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I love watching him play with Tanev and in case Salo retires (I'm not up to date on that front...), he'll get a lot more ice time if he plays well at the start of the season.

Despite him having had his ups and downs, I think he'll stay in Vancouver and perform if given the chance.

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Hamhuis, Edler and Ballard can only play on the left side. Of the three, Hammer and Eddie deserves more ice time. So... we can't pay over 4M for a third pair D man. We have to allocate our limited cap space well and having Ballard makes it somewhat inefficient use of our cap space.

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Only way we keep Ballard is if MG has the conchas to trade Edler straight up for Weber.

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Only way we keep Ballard is if MG has the conchas to trade Edler straight up for Weber.

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Nsh would laugh at a Edler for Weber deal. More like Edler, 1st, Schroeder.

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I would keep Ballard over 2 #1 Goalies

If Luongo does stay which I'm 90% sure he will..

Ballard is gone

Captain obvious has spoken

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I can't see ballard coming back next year at 4.2 mil. We dont need to trade him for anything special. A 7th round pick would be sufficient. The point is that we would create cap space which would provide more flexibility for GMMG.

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He is a good 3rd pairing with Tanev.

Hes not a peice of garbage, and we will have him on the roster, unless someone wants to give up something decent

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4.2 million dollars of bottom 6th dman. Rough go, a questionable trade that brought this guy to Vancouver.

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Not unless they can't re-sign Weber, Edler is probably the best dman they can get back in return for a possible unsignable asset in SW.

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Not unless they can't re-sign Weber, Edler is probably the best dman they can get back in return for a possible unsignable asset in SW.

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Edler should play the right side and move Ballard into the top 4.

Hamhuis - Edler

Ballard - Bieksa

? - Tanev

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I was just thinking, If we get an awesome deal for Edler, like TJ Oshie, do you guys think KB4 can take Edler's spot? I think he has the skill set.

Hamhuis-Bieksa

Ballard-Schultz

UFA-Tanev

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The canucks should do whatever they can to get this D pairings:

Weber-Karlsson

Chara-Doughty

PIetrangelo-Keith

Extra's: Edler, OEL

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as a whole, we need to trade him.....its the the best move for everyone

we need pump some new blood into this team, to freshen things up

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The canucks should do whatever they can to get this D pairings:

Weber-Karlsson

Chara-Doughty

PIetrangelo-Keith

Extra's: Edler, OEL

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It's safe to say coming to Vancouver killed his career. Poor guy.

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I was just thinking, If we get an awesome deal for Edler, like TJ Oshie, do you guys think KB4 can take Edler's spot? I think he has the skill set.

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