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Is Keith Ballard worth the risk?
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With the NHL draft behind us, the attention turns to the free agency period beginning on July 5th. In the mean time teams begin to offload salary and make roster changes in anticipation of auction season. One of the moves that has already been made has seen Vancouver place Keith Ballard on waivers. While the Rangers have already attempted to add blueline depth by adding Justin Falk, the Rangers should consider taking a risk on Keith Ballard.
Ballard has been a marginal player for the Canucks despite having a cap numbing $4.2m cap hit. His contract doesn’t come off the books until after the 2014/15 season. That said, Ballard is only 30, can skate well and is a solid player at both ends of the rink when he’s on his game. A lot of whether the Rangers could consider Ballard depends on their intentions with Michael Del Zotto (once again thrown into the rumour mill by Brooks) and the health of Marc Staal. With Mike Sauer no longer in contention the Rangers would really solidify their blueline if Ballard would pan out.
Whichever team decides to take a run at Ballard will have to do so quickly, thanks to him being on waivers. Assuming he doesn’t clear, teams interested in the former Panther will have to make a quick decision on taking on 4.2m/year for another two years and while it isn’t a daunting amount to take on, it is a significant commitment in the short term.
Ballard could help the Rangers. The Rangers need more blueline generated offense and he’d have the potential to be a 30 point guy in New York. Ballard has had injury issues in Vancouver which have limited his effectiveness but he’d be a familiar addition for Alain Vigneault. Whether that’s a good thing or not is another issue. Ballard saw the press box a lot last year under Vigneault but maybe a change would benefit the Canuck blueliner. Maybe.
Sometimes you need to take a risk and take a chance on a player whose rep has taken a hit. With free agency being very underwhelming this offseason and players available in July traditionally being overpaid, maybe Ballard is in fact a better option than those available on the open market. Maybe.
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Where’d That Come From?
You may be familiar with the so-called, “Big One,” seismologists are always saying is going to hit the Pacific Northwest coast one day. Well it finally happened Sunday as Vancouver Canucks General Manager Michael D. Gillis traded away goalie Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils.
At the very moment those words left Gary Bettman’s thin little lips...
Canucks trade Corey Schneider to Devils. #RDS
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) June 30, 2013
Wow. Devils trade No. 9 selection to Vancouver for Cory Schneider.
— Eric Duhatschek (@eduhatschek) June 30, 2013
New Jersey trades draft pick for Cory Schneider. #NHLDraft
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) June 30, 2013
ON THE MOVE
The Canucks have reportedly agreed to trade goalie Corey Schneider to New Jersey, where he will likely back up Martin Brodeur.
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
There remains, of course, about three thousand unanswered questions about the deal which sent Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday but, when you get past the 15 months of drama and intrigue which preceded it, things becomes pretty simple.
The Vancouver Canucks and Mike Gillis faced two choices. One, they could buy out...
The New Jersey Devils have acquired goalie Cory Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks for the ninth pick in the NHL draft.
The Canucks selected center Bo Horvat on Sunday at the Prudential Center.
Schneider seems in line to be the eventual successor to Martin Brodeur in net. Schneider was on the market once the Canucks were unable to dump high-priced goalie Roberto Luongo.
The NHL Draft will have wide ranging implications that may take years to become clear. It is usually the trades that make a more immediate impact. There was a very interesting one today. The Vancouver Canucks traded Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils for their first round pick in the draft. Vancouver picked Bo Horvat, who was one of the most significant players with...
The Vancouver Canucks have traded Corey Schneider to the New Jersey Devils for the 9th overall pick from the 2013 NHL entry draft. With that pick, the Canucks selected center Bo Horvat.
For Roberto Luongo it is a “great success!” as Cory Schneider is dealt away from the Vancouver Canucks to the New Jersey Devils. The goaltender and Borat Sagdiev doppelganger now has the Canucks goaltending gig all to himself. However, if Luongo fails “he will be execute.” Yes, I make movie film about US &A. Luongo get clock radio. Very nice.
From Jesse Spector of Sporting...
The Vancouver Canucks have traded one of their goaltenders. Roberto Luongo, right? Not quite. The Canucks have shipped Cory Schenider off to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the 9th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. The Canucks then used their newly acquired pick for Bo Horvat.
Wait, what just happened?
It was long believed that Luongo would be the man leaving Canucks...
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One of the big talking points during draft weekend was how Vancouver handled the goaltending situation between Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider. There's been a lot of discussion about (a) whether the team made the right decision moving Schneider instead of Luongo; (b) whether the team netted fair value for Schneider by grabbing the...
Why the Predators should or shouldn’t pursue Derek Roy this summer...
The New Jersey Devils shocked the hockey world on Sunday, June 30, when they made a move to acquire Vancouver Canucks back-up goaltender Cory Schneider.
Lou Lamoriello, a hockey genius in the eyes of Devils fans, pulled off the remarkable move by sending the 9th overall pick out west to Vancouver. The Canucks and Devils reportedly agreed to the deal on Saturday night.
If you’re reading this right now you’re probably a Canucks fan, which means that you’re also probably still pretty angry about the Cory Schneider trade. And you should be. I am.
But lets look at the bright side. The Canucks have prospects again! The cupboard is no longer completely bare. Unfortunately they aren’t likely to challenge for the Stanley Cup for a couple of years...
Photograph by: Jeff Vinnick , NHL via Getty Images Files NEWARK, N.J.-- With the NHL Draft getting underway on Sunday afternoon, “splashes” were bound to be made. The only question was: When would these splashes occur? The New Jersey Devils did not waste anytime exciting the hometown crowd, sending the ninth overall pick north of the border to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange...
Bo Horvat (#53) with the London Knights. (Via Getty Images).
Q. What was it like knowing that Vancouver traded to get you? Did you
BO HORVAT: No, I had no idea, but anything can happen on Draft day. I’m over happy to be a part of the organization. It’s an amazing organization, and I just can’t wait to get there and show them what I’ve got.
Q. It surprised...