A question about Ballard
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:16 PM
Ballard has been one of our steadiest D men this season, and has pretty good chemistry with Tanev. He seems to be a good teammate and a good fit in the locker room. He hasn't put up anything close to the numbers he put up in Phoenix or Florida, but he's been used differently here in Vancouver when he's been put in the lineup.
If we do end up buying Ballard out would you be against re-signing him to a cheaper contract and keeping him around?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:18 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:19 PM
Not for a year, right?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:22 PM
Aye? I had no idea.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:54 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:58 PM
Future Canucks top 6:
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:05 PM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:49 AM
don't forget that bag o pucks they threw in.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:03 AM
Not even close, Grabner won't ever Grabner the cup he's way too soft! He's got soft hands but overall he's just plain fluffy like toilet paper.
Trading a young Cam Neely (from Maple Ridge) was the worst ever, nothing ever will come close to that one (freakin' Bruins)!
Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:11 AM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:35 AM
Fortunately for us MG is waiting it out as anyone who is wise would do since trying to make a desperate sale usually blows up in your face right away or somewhere down the line in losing out.
I agree with Cam Neely being our worst ever mistake in trading and it's good to know MG was no part of that lol If Cam Neely wanted out then MG would be doing the exact same thing he's doing right now, waiting..............
Edited by icycold, 08 February 2013 - 06:36 AM.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:54 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:20 AM
Stupid cap going down, I hate the NHL but I love hockey.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:09 AM
I now hope he works out certain trades so we don't simply let go of guys like raymond for nothing but rather for draft picks, this is a lil more complicated than i thought. I for one am glad we have MG as a GM since he's smart enough to deal with a potential problem before it gets down to the nitty gritty.
Ballard? Hmmmmm i'm glad he's playing better and almost up to the way he can but if we have to let him go or trade him then i'm sure MG will do what is necessary to fill his spot with a quality player. Seems to me that although for injury reasons etc he hasn't played to where we needed him to be up to now but i'm sure tanev's development has been all that much better because of playing with a veteran like Ballard. Too bad about the strike happening this year instead of next year which if we're forced to deal Ballard, tanev would have had another full year and been able to maybe have a younger rookie beside him as per Sauve or connaughton and not a worry but i guess that could be easily rectified by a pairing switch perhaps.
Man that cap hit was nasty!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!!!!! ! ! !! ! !
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:53 AM
Actually not...he then would get his buyout PLUS whatever new salary they negotiate. Hard to be angry when you are getting paid twice. But as noted, this isn't possible anyhow.
Edited by dorrcoq, 08 February 2013 - 09:55 AM.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:06 AM
Still, the Canucks will not be be able to keep Ballard next year when the cap goes down by about 6 million -- and Edlers salary goes up due to his new contract. Both Ballard and Louongo (or possibly Schneider instead of Luongo) will have to go.
Ballard has trade value. He would be top 4 on a lot of teams. His cap his is on the high side but the Canucks will get some takers. The will get a lot in return but they will get something.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:19 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:03 PM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:35 PM
I think he has more Tools than Bieska
The 1st year took some adjustment with injuries,a new team,new system,different partners (much like Garrison now)
He is almost the same $ as Bieska and 1 yr younger.
He doesnt have to remain on the 3rd line IMO
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:23 PM
If Ballard got bought out - which will never happen anyway - I bet he would sign on with another team for a minimum of 3 mil per season and probably more.
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