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#1 Everybody Hates Raymond

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Anyone else noticing Ballard out there?

Yeah, that's right - I haven't been noticing him much either. And what a blessing. Any time I do notice him as of late, it's because he makes an outstanding play. Ballard has been so tight defensively since his return, it's unreal by his standards. This is the d-man we traded for.

Major props to KB4! Keep it up next season and the rest of the post-season!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

I liked his media responses the other day and that semi hipcheck yesterday
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

Yeah he has improved

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

Apparently you didn't notice the other Ballard love-fest threads.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Apparently you didn't notice the other Ballard love-fest threads.


Sorry, did I interrupt all the negative threads?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

But he's not worth the 4.2M, just saying.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

Apparently you didn't notice the other Ballard love-fest threads.


It is really that big of a deal..

I love the way Ballard plays, he skates so low to the ice, I REALLY REALLY wanna see him on the PP though!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

Quite a few threads on this...

AV better keep the D pairings the way they are right now (its workin').



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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Quite a few threads on this...


It's hard to find a subject that there isn't multiple threads on these days.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

It's hard to find a subject that there isn't multiple threads on these days.


So true.

I posted something along with the comment (providing substance) :P



He really is playing well though. Noticeable from the stands unlike some the others (I think most of us know who they are).

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

I also like his attitude. Even being scratched multiple times, he still plays like a top D. He needs more ice time to continue to strengthen his confidence.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

Instead of posting our comments in an existing thread we should all start a new thread every time we want to comment on a subject allready being descussed on CDC. This way other CDC members will read the OP and know how we feel.

Oh wait its allready like that on CDC.

I'm going to start a Ballard played good thread and then Lu vs Schneids thread.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

Ya same! I have been noticing his really tight and mistake-free play... looks like a top 4 dman like we aquired him as, so kuddos to him.

but please please please kb4 continue ur good play for all of next year and earn your salary!!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

Yet AV is going to scratch him in favour of Rome. :picard:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

But he's not worth the 4.2M, just saying.


He's not worth 4.2 because there is no room on the top 4, just saying.

Benning will be fired next year. Hope he enjoys screwing around for a few months. I just cant believe this. Another injured BC player. We just got rid of garrison. Seems like the canucks and linden just wanted any BC born player. Doesn't matter if hes good or not. We don't need another Linden to get us to game 7 of the Stanley cup and lose. We need someone to win us a cup.

 

5 million a year for Vrbata? 6 million for Miller? Kesler for Bonino and 24th instead of 10th pick or one of their top prospects? Garrison for scraps?

ive already lost faith in JB. Ive never EVER had this bad of a feeling about management.

 


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

Instead of posting our comments in an existing thread we should all start a new thread every time we want to comment on a subject allready being descussed on CDC. This way other CDC members will read the OP and know how we feel.

Oh wait its allready like that on CDC.

I'm going to start a Ballard played good thread and then Lu vs Schneids thread.


Also a do we need him thread....


On a side note, yes Ballard is playing great.

Benning will be fired next year. Hope he enjoys screwing around for a few months. I just cant believe this. Another injured BC player. We just got rid of garrison. Seems like the canucks and linden just wanted any BC born player. Doesn't matter if hes good or not. We don't need another Linden to get us to game 7 of the Stanley cup and lose. We need someone to win us a cup.

 

5 million a year for Vrbata? 6 million for Miller? Kesler for Bonino and 24th instead of 10th pick or one of their top prospects? Garrison for scraps?

ive already lost faith in JB. Ive never EVER had this bad of a feeling about management.

 


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

av is really starting to like him , ballard also is keeping this simple
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

I love the way Ballard has been playing this season, really bouncing back from last year. Still not worth 4.2 million but what can we do, still he is playing great nonetheless

For all the negativity, he is one of the bright spots. Hope to see him back next year!

Go Ballard Go!!!!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

But he's not worth the 4.2M, just saying.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

ballard can be a 35 point d men with his speed and sskill

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

He played great last night, it's good to see that him and Tanev are working out really well again.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

Before the injury i was liking the new ballard , fighting when he had to / kicking ass and playing good.
He could be huge for us if he elevates. Desperately needed.

so far he's been solid since his return.

(thank christ Edler had a bounce back game)
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

But he's not worth the 4.2M, just saying.


And Bieksa is?

I would much rather pay 4.2 for Ballard's play than 4.6 for Bieksa's play right now.

Edited by Smashian Kassian, 19 April 2012 - 05:26 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

And Bieksa is?

I would much rather pay 4.2 for Ballard's play than 4.2 for Bieksa's play right now.


Bieksa' cap hit is... 4.6.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

Bieksa' cap hit is... 4.6.


Fixed it.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

But he's not worth the 4.2M, just saying.


Is that your money he's being paid with?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

Bieksa' cap hit is... 4.6.


~whispers~ You're making it worse

Benning will be fired next year. Hope he enjoys screwing around for a few months. I just cant believe this. Another injured BC player. We just got rid of garrison. Seems like the canucks and linden just wanted any BC born player. Doesn't matter if hes good or not. We don't need another Linden to get us to game 7 of the Stanley cup and lose. We need someone to win us a cup.

 

5 million a year for Vrbata? 6 million for Miller? Kesler for Bonino and 24th instead of 10th pick or one of their top prospects? Garrison for scraps?

ive already lost faith in JB. Ive never EVER had this bad of a feeling about management.

 


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

And Bieksa is?

I would much rather pay 4.2 for Ballard's play than 4.6 for Bieksa's play right now.


Who scored the game winning goal last night I must have missed it?

Point taken though, after he scored that goal he looked like he had decided to take a nap. But I'm willing to give the guy who helped keep us in the playoffs last night a pass for now.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

Who scored the game winning goal last night I must have missed it?

Point taken though, after he scored that goal he looked like he had decided to take a nap. But I'm willing to give the guy who helped keep us in the playoffs last night a pass for now.


It wasn't just last night, he just hasn't been the player he was last year.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

But he's not worth the 4.2M, just saying.


Really, NO ONE is!




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