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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:19 pm

I don't really give a shit about the Ballard drama. If the coach doesn't like his system play then dump him for a pick and get a right-hander at the deadline. He's a better player than Alberts or Barker but AV is a prick and that's not going to change.

Defense isn't really this team's problem. We have great personnel, they just look lazy at times, and it's understandable given where this team has been the past few years. I think they'll be tight again down the stretch and into the playoffs, the way they were to start the season. We desperately need a top 6 winger and a high-end third line center. That Bozak, Kadri and a 2nd trade would be looking pretty damn good right now, I gotta admit. Pauser and the other HF mongoloids think Luongo is worth Stamkos and a pick, but that's what happens when you spend an entire summer in your grandmother's basement.

I would have shitcanned Vigneault and traded Luongo after the 2010 Hawks series but I'm not privy to the day-to-day inner machinations of the team like Gillis is. The guy is an excellent NHL coach that most teams would love to have behind the bench. Whether his message and system have gotten stale in the dressing room remains to be seen. Lindy Ruff is the only guy out there right now I can see being a decent replacement.
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:20 pm

Yeah, I agree. I liked Rome alot and if ballard can't play in a top 4 spot for us, we're better off having rome in the #6 spot. His salary fits that role (although dallas gave him a nice raise) and what he brings to the table fits that role better as well (size, defensively, physical play, plays right side, etc).


herb wrote:Potatoe is right. We'd be better off with Aaron freaking Rome, Sami Salo or any other defenseman who can play the right side.

Next to Rome, Andrew Alberts is actually one of the better depth defensemen we have had over the years. A big guy who throws punishing hits.


Edit: baltard lololol
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:58 pm

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Thanx man, it was fun to take some shots back @ ya, but main thing, u shut your hole. :P

& my quotes are fine, thank u very much. :)

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Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Bersnoozi's drivel


Learn how the use the quote feature .

Nice little rant there buds. Not much substance but it was kinda cute. :lol:


Lol you call those shots ? Consider yourself Chris Tanev..... I on the other hand am a little more Al MacInnis. You want to get all lit up on mouthwash ad come on here berating me have at er. Just remember if you want to run with the big dogs don't cry when you get bit. :lol:
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:06 pm

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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Reefer2 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:09 pm

black ace wrote:Ballard got benched because he wasnt playing good hockey. Bottom line.

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If that was the truth then other players would also be out, the point is any mistake Ballard makes is high profile than a mistake another D man makes.
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby rats19 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:11 pm

*ring ....*ring

duh hello...no ahh no this is ahh.. 91...ah 2 ...kay bye :look:


its ballards position on the team.. 6th dman that makes the statement true
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Jovocop » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:37 pm

Reefer2 wrote:
black ace wrote:Ballard got benched because he wasnt playing good hockey. Bottom line.

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If that was the truth then other players would also be out, the point is any mistake Ballard makes is high profile than a mistake another D man makes.


Bieksa and Edler were pretty brutal for the first few games of this season but they weren't benched, not even a single shift. Agree or not, Ballard were never given the icetime to prove himself like other veterans.
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:25 pm

Think what u want lil boy, think what u want. :P

Just remember this, I did not start the mud slinging. U take a shot @ me, I punch back. I am not a Sedin. That's all there is too it. I know I'm nothing great, just an average guy who likes chatting about Nucks hockey. In your little mind, you may think you're big Al, which confirms my point that u have a big ego; however, in my opinion you're more like cheap shot specialist Brad Marchand or Matt Cooke.

Do what u want, but I'm going to do what I'm going to do.


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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Potatoe1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:29 pm

Jovocop wrote:
Reefer2 wrote:
black ace wrote:Ballard got benched because he wasnt playing good hockey. Bottom line.

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If that was the truth then other players would also be out, the point is any mistake Ballard makes is high profile than a mistake another D man makes.


Bieksa and Edler were pretty brutal for the first few games of this season but they weren't benched, not even a single shift. Agree or not, Ballard were never given the icetime to prove himself like other veterans.


Ballard simply isn't as good as Bieksa or Edler.

The better the player the longer the rope.
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:21 pm

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
I punch back. I am not a Sedin.




Yes a real pillow puncher we have here.

No you aren't a Sedin.....more like say a Magnus Arvedsson or an Anders Eldebrink.
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Reefer2 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:01 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:
Ballard simply isn't as good as Bieksa or Edler.

The better the player the longer the rope.


What you don't mention Alain is that Ballard was never given any rope yet others can make bone head plays one after another and when missing a shift would actually send a good message the coaches do nothing. Ballard looks the wrong way and he is benched or misses a game. Not saying he does not deserve a lot of it but there has to be some accountability for the other players. When they don't then the mistakes keep happening.
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Well he is injured now so it may be moot.
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:28 am

Aight, if i punch like arvedsson, then u fight like the guy in the red jersey. :lol:




Blob Mckenzie wrote:Yes a real pillow puncher we have here.

No you aren't a Sedin.....more like say a Magnus Arvedsson or an Anders Eldebrink.
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Tiger » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:58 am

Reefer2 wrote:
Potatoe1 wrote:
Ballard simply isn't as good as Bieksa or Edler.

The better the player the longer the rope.


What you don't mention Alain is that Ballard was never given any rope yet others can make bone head plays one after another and when missing a shift would actually send a good message the coaches do nothing. Ballard looks the wrong way and he is benched or misses a game. Not saying he does not deserve a lot of it but there has to be some accountability for the other players. When they don't then the mistakes keep happening.


Other than playing like shite whenever he was put on the ice last year.. and playing full shifts for 19 games ?
HW compared him to Garrison.. so here are the stats and a very good reason for benching him
19 game stats:::
Garrison 3 goals 4 assists and a plus 6
Ballard 0 goals 1 assist and a 0 on the plus /minus

yeah he started well this year but has not proven a good defensive or offensive dman .. Partnering him with Tanev was to steady him and give him a defensively responsible partner .. The last 2 games he played he stunk up the ice.. Yeah Edler is sucking too but has a good history with the Nucks.. Ballard has never proven anythng yet/
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Re: Keith Ballard

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:03 am

Wooot, +1. Hopefully he's out like a month or come back around the deadline, so we might be able to move him. :D


Hockey Widow wrote:Well he is injured now so it may be moot.
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