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Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:10 am
by Madcombinepilot
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=426738


Well, that answers that question.

Looks like we are keeping edler

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:45 am
by ClamRussel
This is bad timing imo, I really was thinking it would have been a fresh start for Ballard playing for Torts.
Now that trade looks even worse, if thats possible.

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:49 am
by Benjo
Can't afford to wait and see any more with the reduced cap

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:03 pm
by Hockey Widow
Yes, if there are no takers he will then in all likelihood be placed on unconditional waivers with the intention of being bought out. MG is trying to see if anyone will take him for free before the buyout. If not he will need to bite the bullet. I guess we will get to see if MG should have been able to trade him by the number of takers.

One thing I respect about Homer over in Philly, when he made the move to buy out Bryz he acknowledged a mistake had been made and moves were begin made to rectify that mistake. MG would gain a lot of brownie points if he did something similar.

I was firmly on the side that believed this was a good deal at the time and I am still shocked that Ballard never worked out her, never close to working out here.

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:10 pm
by SKYO
Hockey Widow wrote:Yes, if there are no takers he will then in all likelihood be placed on unconditional waivers with the intention of being bought out. MG is trying to see if anyone will take him for free before the buyout. If not he will need to bite the bullet. I guess we will get to see if MG should have been able to trade him by the number of takers.

One thing I respect about Homer over in Philly, when he made the move to buy out Bryz he acknowledged a mistake had been made and moves were begin made to rectify that mistake. MG would gain a lot of brownie points if he did something similar.

I was firmly on the side that believed this was a good deal at the time and I am still shocked that Ballard never worked out her, never close to working out here.
Yeah as soon as we got Hamhuis, our left side d was locked up and Ballard never got a fair chance, I have no doubt on a team lacking top 4 d on the left side, he will rebound and have a great season. If any player needs a change a scenery other than Lu :P its Ballard.

But either way if he doesn't get claimed he will be forced to be bought out, and yes I would like MG to just come out and say the obvious that he is fixing some mistakes.

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:14 pm
by Hockey Widow
So with Ballard all but gone how many KB's do we have left?

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:53 pm
by dbr
I would guess that the fact that Ballard is on waivers means there were no takers for a trade... on the Canucks terms, anyways.

There were probably teams willing to take on Ballard in exchange for their own problems, but clearly the Canucks can't accommodate that this year.

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:58 pm
by Hockey Widow
dbr wrote:I would guess that the fact that Ballard is on waivers means there were no takers for a trade... on the Canucks terms, anyways.

There were probably teams willing to take on Ballard in exchange for their own problems, but clearly the Canucks can't accommodate that this year.

Yes, it would defeat the point of clearing up another 4+ in cap space.

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:24 pm
by Strangelove
dbr wrote:I would guess that the fact that Ballard is on waivers means there were no takers for a trade... on the Canucks terms, anyways.

There were probably teams willing to take on Ballard in exchange for their own problems, but clearly the Canucks can't accommodate that this year.
I'm still wondering if a Ballard deal is in place whereby Canucks take back a bad contract in the $1mil range.

Maybe Gillis told the potential trading partner they wanna try waivers first?

On the other hand they have just enough time to get to compliance buyout.

24 hours for ordinary waivers + 48 hours for compliance waivers.

Either way, so long KB4...

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:25 pm
by Eddy Punch Clock
Hockey Widow wrote:So with Ballard all but gone how many KB's do we have left?
Still one too many? :P

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:27 pm
by Strangelove
ClamRussel wrote:This is bad timing imo, I really was thinking it would have been a fresh start for Ballard playing for Torts.
Now that trade looks even worse, if thats possible.
Yup, worst Gillis trade ever.

And now it's time to dump his salary...

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:30 pm
by Strangelove
Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:So with Ballard all but gone how many KB's do we have left?
Still one too many? :P
Hopefully you thought it's spelled "Kam" rather than "Cam".

Because otherwise.... :evil:

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:42 pm
by Eddy Punch Clock
Strangelove wrote:
Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:So with Ballard all but gone how many KB's do we have left?
Still one too many? :P
Hopefully you thought it's spelled "Kam" rather than "Cam".

Because otherwise.... :evil:
:lol:

I was just fucking around. I got no problem Bieksa.

His scowl is just about all the asshole we've got.

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:45 pm
by Strangelove
Yeah if looks could kill eh Eddy? :evil:

Re: Ballard on waivers

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:49 pm
by Eddy Punch Clock
Strangelove wrote:Yeah if looks could kill eh Eddy? :evil:
Yeah, we'll have to wait and see who wins the first stare down...

Bieksa or Torts.