Blob Mckenzie wrote:
I don't disagree he is overpaid. However he has also been completely mismanaged as an asset and he is clearly a better player than Barker or Alberts.
I agree, except AV's job is winning hockey games not "Managing Assets"...
Gillis should have tried to move Ballard after his first year when it was clear he wasn't a fit.
Other than one season is Phoenix he has not been a big PP producer , but he has always put up around 25- 30 ES points.
Yeah so what the fuck happened.
He has like 10 points in like 200 games for one of the best offensive teams over that period. That is on him
Those are great numbers and the dude can skate like the wind..... easily the best skater of this teams d -men. I remember watching him play with the Yotes and i quite liked him.
We have not seen that player though.
And keep in mind his slide started the year before we got him. His blow upp's with the coaching staff in Florida were well documented.
My take on Ballard is that he was a bit over rated to start with and he took his foot off the gas when he signed his last deal.
I don't think he keeps himself in great shape and his over all effort isn't where it should be.