I just kinda find it bizarre that ever since Ballard has been out, this team has been in a huge slump. When Salo was injured and missed some games because of the Marchand hit, I saw the same thing with this team, the D fell apart, and I'm seeing the same thing now since Ballard has been out of the lineup. Maybe Ballard is the missing part to this team, even if he doesn't score offensively like he was expceted to do, but doing his job and keeping the D in core and just knowing where to be defensively seems to be what this team is actually missing.
Record since Ballard has been out!
GP = 17
W = 9
L = 8
46 goals scored and 44 goals allowed!
5 of those games had to go to a shoot out or overtime.
Edited by ChuckNORRIS4Cup, 15 March 2012 - 01:14 AM.