Man its all there in NHL stats, just look dammit jeez,
plus Garrison/Edler/Bieksa/Hammhuis even Tanev are more effective PP players.
5 players with more upside on the PP, so who would you sit genius? It has to make sense other then Give Ballard some experimentation time because he is your man crush..
Please quantify "more effective PP players." Ballard, brought here because of his offensive upside, has had less than 30 minutes of PP time in 3 years (6 mins 32 secs this season). Edler has had just under 90 minutes this year alone (2 goals). Hamhuis 57:33, no goals. Garrison, 52:12, no goals. I'm not a believer in goals/points telling the whole story so I'd like your take on what makes the other 5 D more effective PP players and how you think Ballard's sample size tells us the story.
What I'm hearing a lot of in this thread is that Ballard never got a fair shake and has never being used properly. The GM gets the players, the coach should be maximizing their abilities. I hope Keith gets moved somewhere that will appreciate him.