The thing is, Ballard isn't worth 4.2 M as a 6th D man. If we were paying all our depth players that much money the Canucks would be a crap team. Why would you use one bad cap hit to justify another? I'd much rather Mike Gillis spend that money on Shane Doan.
you'd rather Gillis spend upwards of 7.5 mill for 4 seasons on a soon to be 36 year old (if that GaM report is true) over spending 7 mill 1 yea for Semin? Maybe Semin wouldn't have played here for 1 year 7 mill, I don't know, but I'd have gone more if thats all it took.
Semin has scored some clutch playoff goals for Washington. Him on a line with Booth and Kesler would have scoring threat written all over it.