Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ballard Re-Signs

Since a team update was done not too long ago, I won't bother. If you want to see it, however, just click on Coyotes in the label section of the sidebar or below this post. Anyways... Keith Ballard re-signed with the Desert Dogs today, thus eliminating the asterisk from the team update (hence, it wasn't worth re-posting). He signed a 2-year deal with the Coyotes and financial terms were not disclosed right away. Not to worry Coyote fans, even if he made the market price of roughly $2 million, it wouldn't break the bank.

This signing was the last necessity on GM Don Maloney's list of things to accomplish in the off-season and it fills their optimal 20 guys going into camp. Of course, the Coyotes still have some more room for improvement with space left against the cap.

Ballard's overall point numbers should improve over last season, as he only played in 69 games in total and managed a mere 29 points. He's good enough to be bumped up a couple rounds, possibly into the Top 10. That's if you're feelin' somewhat courageous... ya never know about injuries.

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