2010-11: 65 GP, 2 G, 5 A
2011-12: 47 GP, 1 G, 6 A
I'm sorry, but you are not dealing with reality if you say that at $4.25M per year, Keith Ballard is "unfairly criticized".
Even there shows an improvment, same amount of points in 20 Less games.
I guess you didn't watch the playoffs. I guess you didn't see him as one of the very very very very very few players who decided it might be a good idea to actually show up and play your best.
For a player who get's no PP time, who plays on the 3rd pair with limited minutes and who is put into defensive situations, I'm not surprised he has few points, but I think it is impressive to note he is a career +10 in Vancouver.
And BTW, have you ever heard of intangables? He's actually a good defensemen, he did improve regardless of what you think, since you really can't prove or anaylize anything aside from reading a stat sheet, I'm sorry he can't put up 50 Points on the 3rd pair with no PP time.
New question: if he's so good, what's he doing playing on the bottom 6? Is that another "Coach Conspiracy", like it is with Ballard?
I don't know, I'm not the only one who has complained about Arniel's roster decisions. Ossi kept making jokes that he is an alcoholic.
Quite frankly I don't know, he was actually on the 2nd line with Sweatt.. and Ebbett I think and they put up like 4 Points in 2 game or 6 Points in 2 games of something like that they for some reason Arniel broke them up shortly after.
He has had his fair share of bad games but it's not as bad as you think, and quite frankly I don't know how you know enough about it to make a fair judgment considering you don't watch any of the games so you don't know what's going on, then you don't take circumstances into consideration and u just read stats sheets all day long.
Whatever you say holds little merrit till you start tuning into the games and posting in the GDT. exc.
AV is just a convenient scapegoat for people unwilling to admit that the players simply did not perform. He's done nothing to warrant losing his job.
Convenient Scapegoat?! LOL! Hello! Luongo has been the 'Convenient Scapegoat'!
Even with Cory in net the issue's were the same, goaltending isn't the problem!!!
When the players don't preform year after year after year, and the losses are painfully similar, I think that shows the problem isn't the players, especially when you see what they are capable of.
I like AV in some areas, but honestly I want the cup, I don't want great regular season success, so I think a change (aslong as we bring in the right guy) Would be beneficial to our cup chances, similar to Pittsburgh in 09.