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by Paul on 07/31/07 at 07:54 AM ET
from the Arizona Republic,
Discussions are continuing between the Coyotes and restricted free agent defenseman Keith Ballard, whom General Manager Don Maloney calls “a priority player right now.”
Maloney said the talks are not antagonistic, and that one of the snags is the length of the contract, but that the financial terms are still being hammered out.
“I would say we’re in the preliminary stages of getting a feel of where we each want to go with this thing,” Maloney said. “I like Keith. He’s going to be an important part of our team, but like anything else, we have to make a deal that makes sense to us….”
continued... including the Yotes are about $5 million below the salary cap floor…
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