I am not pleased with this trade at all. I’m irrationally furious actually. Isn’t it fun being a fan? I loved Big Bear a whole lot. I know he had his flaws but he was one of my faves. And I can’t believe we had to give up Michael Grabner as well. I’ve adored him for years and thought he had huge upside. I suppose the Canucks are going with Mason Raymond and that’s that. I find Keith Ballard extremely average and think he makes too much money for his value (4.2) and giving up the first rounder means that the Canucks don’t pick again until the FOURTH round. This is incredibly boring.
BALLARD IS ICKY AND I DON’T WANT HIM. Poor thing will have to be extraordinary next season if I’m going to like him. I’m petty like that when my favourites are traded.