once again you are right, u should be a GM... it so simple for you .. ballard is waaaaaay better then babchuk
ballard has an amazing 36 goals in 506 nhl games and Babsuck only has a messily 36 goals in 282 nhl games ... ur right ballards better,
again ur right.... ballards 4.2 million dollar contract is a bargain, compared to babsucks 2.5 mill..... ,ballards career plus/minus of -1.is way better then Babsuks career average of +15
Lol goals, great stat to base who is better.
Babchuck gets PP time and lots of it, most times on the 1st unit. Ballard gets 0 PP time, like I said Babchuck has a big shot and scores with it alot. This stat isn't impressive once you look at the circumstances. And in his years with the Flames, 6 of his 10 Goals have come on the PP, now think about how little powerplay time you get in a game and how much time you are 5 on 5. Again the stats isn't as impressive as you think.
Then +/-. I'm think that +/- is a useful stat, when circumstances are fair, in this case I don't think they are at all. Again take other factors into consideration and you will see the stat nearly as impressive as you think. Ballard has played on worse teams, and has been used in a primary defensive role on those terrible teams. whereas Babchuck has been on better teams and has been used in more offensive roles.
In Ballard's career with our club he is a +10, and that is on the 3rd pair. A much more fair comparison.
So aside from his shooting what is Babchuck actually better at? Is Babchuck a better shot blocker? No. Is Babchuck a better skater? No. Who fights more? Ballard. He is a better 5 on 5? Ballard has only had 7 PP goals in his career, so the other 29 have come 5 on 5. Whereas 19 of Babchucks 36 have come on the PP, which leaves 17 that came 5 on 5. So even looking at goals (Which was your bread and butter in your last post) Ballard is even better in that area too, so 5 on 5, I would say Ballard.
So if Ballard is better in every area, except having a big shot. Then you look at the huge intangable (Him and Tanev) Who would you rather have? The choice seems clear to me.
As for Brett and Brody Sutter. Brett is 25, not really a prospect anymore and is an energy depth forward at the very best. Brody is 21, was a 7th Round pick and wasn't even close to PPG in Junior.
Not exactly 2 Blue Chippers.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 18 December 2012 - 05:47 PM.