[Discussion/proposal] Moving Keith Ballard To Lw/rw
Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:08 AM
Here's my rationale
-Ballard can fight. He's definitely not a goon, but the guy can fight.
-He can hit. If he were a forward, hitting wouldn't put him out of position as often.
-He's one of the fastest players in the league. Him being a forward wouldn't' effect our Team Speed
-He holds onto the puck on D
-He isn't suited for our first-pass defensive system. He's a shoot first player. Perfect for a 2nd to 4th line Forward position on this team
-His experience as a D-Man wouldn't make him a defensive liability as a forward.
-Maybe being a forward would encourage him to keep his head up
-Take a look at this:
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:53 AM
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:19 AM
Last year in the Playoffs Montreal used Yannik Weber on the wing
Byfuglien played forward before going back to defence as well
Edited by Henrik Sedin, 06 April 2012 - 10:19 AM.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:32 AM
Right now David Booth needs the Raymond treatment, we all saw how Mason responded to being scratched.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:43 AM
In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs
Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.
ryan kesler is going to the chicago blackhawks ... quote me on it
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:15 PM
Keith Ballard, however, would be suited for a 4th line role. I don't think he'd be so afraid to go those rough areas as he currently is if he were simply playing in a more offensive role. I also think he's not used to being a bottom-pairing Defenseman and that's affected his play adversely. Either way, I think scratching Raymond, keeping Booth in the lineup and moving KB to the Wing is the best plan going into the first round.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:33 PM
I think that's good if we didn't have 1-2 games left. Maybe. Ya don't really hipcheck as a forward.
Happens once in a blue moon.
I would actually like to see this (if we are up in a series 3-1, next to no risk in trying).
Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:12 PM
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