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#1 ice orca

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

I dont know about you people but ever since Ballard went down this defence has been really out of sync. I think they miss his grit and speed. I know lots of people dont like his cap hit but he was starting to finaly earn it. Hope he is back soon we are going to need him.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:04 AM

Although he didn't get much ice time, he really solidified that third pairing. With him on it we were much more capable of getting out of our zone quickly and efficiently. Moreover, before his injury he played physically and was good on the defensive end of things as well.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:15 AM

Yup Rome and Alberts are just not cutting it. He may not be the big nasty dman everyone wants but he can skate the puck out of trouble as good as anybody.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:21 AM

Yup Rome and Alberts are just not cutting it. He may not be the big nasty dman everyone wants but he can skate the puck out of trouble as good as anybody.


Although he's smaller than both of them, he has a lot more grit and can skate. He's our best skating D.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:37 AM

I hope we will see that offensive flare that got him powerplay time in Florida.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

Ballsy is what the Canucks have been lacking lately.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

Hamhuis/Bieksa
Edler/Salo
Ballard/Alberts or Tanev/Gragnani

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

I don't know if Ballard will make much of a difference.

But then again, it couldn't hurt!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

I'd love to play him on the 3rd D line with tanev, him an tanev have good chemistry. we can only bring him back when the playoffs start because in the playoffs there is no cap space

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

Alberts made me cringe yesterday. He can't follow the play. Completely let hossa get into the slot for a great scoring chance. He was just watching the play behind the net and didn't cover his check infront of the net. Get back bally, we need ya.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

Ballard was dropping the gloves more frequently before he was hurt. I think he would be a welcome addition to the line up before the play offs start.


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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

Ballard had a mean streak he didnt take crap from anyone i liked his game
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

Ballard = Thoroughbred.....................Ass kicking thoroughbred!

Also while I'm here. I thought Tanev started to demonstrate some aggression to go with his cool silky style.

Ballard and Tanev on 3rd = 2 or 3 SC's in a row. :emot-parrot:

PS I do believe he would have hospitalised half the Chicago team last night, starting with Keith and encoring with Sharp, Kane and Seabrook.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

We need Ballard and Tanev together during the playoffs. Tanev the stay at home D and Ballard who has great skating ability. But I just hope Ballard doesn't get involved in fight's unless it's absolutely necessary. We don't want to be down 1 D and screw up the D pairings again.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

I was thinking that as well.

Although Ballard wasn't performing to the level of his salary, he was a good player to have and provided some stability to the 3rd pairing. His quick skating could help during odd-man rushes against and he has a mean-streak.

Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Salo
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

Since he's been out with Cap-cussion, the Team won 10 out of 20 games. Winning .500%
The team got 33 wins in 53 games with him in the lineup. Winning .622%
Stabilizing the 3rd pair seems more valuable than a lot of people thought when complaining about him needlessly...

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:55 PM

I completely agree we very obviously miss Ballard

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:01 PM

Hamhuis/Bieksa
Edler/Salo
Ballard/Alberts or Tanev/Gragnani

Ballard/Tanev is way better.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

Couldn't agree more!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

Ballard really did solidify our 3rd pairing - though I don't think he should fight anymore now that he has a concussion. I can't help but think that this concussion is a result of a fight, or he fought while concussed and it just became worse.

Ballard hasn't skated nor exercised since the team announced that he had a concussion, so it looks to be quite serious. No one really knows when he'll be back, and with only two weeks left in the regular season, it doesn't look like Keith will be back in for the 1st round.

First, he needs to start skating on his own and do light workouts, second, he needs to raise the intensity of his workouts, third, he needs to be cleared to practice with the team, fourth, he needs to be cleared for contact and finally, be cleared for game action.

That's also the process that needs to be taken with Daniel Sedin. The thing that scares me the most about Daniel is that he got hit in the jaw, and that he doesn't wear a mouthguard (which prevents a lot of head trauma - Henrik doesn't wear one either). No one's taken that into account yet, but I think if Daniel had been wearing one, it would definitely help alleviate some damage or the concussion could have been completely avoided.

Anyways, back to Ballard. I would really love to hear some updates regarding him from the team.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

The D pairs for the playoffs will probably be:
Bieska-Hamhuis
Edler-Salo
Ballard-Rome/Tanev

MAG can step in for games needing some offense. And Alberts can step in for physical games.

I'm really liking our Defensive depth.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

He can't come back!

We are suffering from severe Cap-Cussion

He will be magically healed by payoffs

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:10 PM

I hate when people say he's overpaid he is but its not like he should be paid .9m he is like a 2.5-3m Dman, anyways what people don't realize is that he is great for the dressing room, he is funny and everybody likes him, and if you're willing to stick up for your teammates its like the Chara effect as I call it, you play a lot tougher if you know someone is backing you up.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:27 PM

I hate when people say he's overpaid he is but its not like he should be paid .9m he is like a 2.5-3m Dman, anyways what people don't realize is that he is great for the dressing room, he is funny and everybody likes him, and if you're willing to stick up for your teammates its like the Chara effect as I call it, you play a lot tougher if you know someone is backing you up.


So what you're saying is that he's overpaid.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:03 AM

Ballard really did solidify our 3rd pairing - though I don't think he should fight anymore now that he has a concussion. I can't help but think that this concussion is a result of a fight, or he fought while concussed and it just became worse.

Ballard hasn't skated nor exercised since the team announced that he had a concussion, so it looks to be quite serious. No one really knows when he'll be back, and with only two weeks left in the regular season, it doesn't look like Keith will be back in for the 1st round.

First, he needs to start skating on his own and do light workouts, second, he needs to raise the intensity of his workouts, third, he needs to be cleared to practice with the team, fourth, he needs to be cleared for contact and finally, be cleared for game action.

That's also the process that needs to be taken with Daniel Sedin. The thing that scares me the most about Daniel is that he got hit in the jaw, and that he doesn't wear a mouthguard (which prevents a lot of head trauma - Henrik doesn't wear one either). No one's taken that into account yet, but I think if Daniel had been wearing one, it would definitely help alleviate some damage or the concussion could have been completely avoided.

Anyways, back to Ballard. I would really love to hear some updates regarding him from the team.

...............I believe he has been skating for a few days at least.It was anounced on tv the other day.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

Although he's smaller than both of them, he has a lot more grit and can skate. He's our best skating D.


He's our best skating player. :P

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:26 AM

What's most important is his veteran presence - its something this team relies heavily on. Whenever we lose Salo we lose our best veteran, but the loss of Ballard is proving that even he is an experienced guy who contributes a lot in the locker room.

Guys like Edler, Bieksa and even Hamhuis are still quite young and while they withstood a playoff run last year, they don't have the lengthy league-experience that Ballard and Salo do who've been around for a long time. Then there's guys like Tanev, Rome, Alberts and Gragnani who've played only a handful of games compared to these vets.

This is why Hal Gill would have been the perfect fit for our team - we need a big physical defenceman, but more importantly someone with plenty of experience who can settle and calm down this shaky defence when it loses its cool, ala SCF.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:11 AM

He can't come back!

We are suffering from severe Cap-Cussion

He will be magically healed by payoffs


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:14 AM

Any news on his return?
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