Can you imagine S_C not just overlooking an error by Keith freaking Ballard leading to a goal, but blaming another Canuck for the breakdown?
I thought Ballard had his best game as a Canuck in this game. Even though he scored a goal in the Pittsburgh game, I thought he played very poorly - many posters commented on how great he was at "breakout passes", however his only completed passes were ping-pong to Tanev, or passes to the other team. He made several glaringly bad decisions to pinch in that game.
Ballard is a great skater, and he can carry the puck out of his own zone, but I think it's easy to see why he can't crack the Canucks powerplay - he doesn't have the vision of a Hamhuis, Salo, or even Bieksa, and he has difficulty getting his shot through.
In this game, Ballard still made some poor decisions to pinch, however he made some good passes through the neutral zone. I know he only received 13 minutes, but I am comfortable that he could step up and play more minutes if Hamhuis or Edler gets injured this season.