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Ballard vs. Alberts

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Is it just me or does it not make sense that when Ballard plays, he has around 16/17 minutes of icetime, but when Alberts plays, he plays only 11/12 minutes a game (prior to last game).

Why does AV gas our other dmen, with playing Alberts, when he can play Ballard and rest some of our other dmen?

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Posted · Hidden by Admin 2, March 16, 2013 - No reason given
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AV logic.

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Every time I see a 'versus' thread, I think it's because they got in a fight.

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Is it just me or does it not make sense that when Ballard plays, he has around 16/17 minutes of icetime, but when Alberts plays, he plays only 11/12 minutes a game (prior to last game).

Why is AV dumb enough to gas our other dmen, with playing Alberts, when he can play Ballard and rest some of our other dmen?

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Ballard is almost an afterthought now. It's sad, but the truth. Ballard's turnovers and risky play have been completely exaggerated. It's clearly personal beef between AV and Ballard. It's not like those things don't happen.

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i love how alberts constantly gets out of position trying to make a hit........... thats a good thing right?

:picard:

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Is it just me or does it not make sense that when Ballard plays, he has around 16/17 minutes of icetime, but when Alberts plays, he plays only 11/12 minutes a game (prior to last game).

Why is AV dumb enough to gas our other dmen, with playing Alberts, when he can play Ballard and rest some of our other dmen?

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Is it just me or does it not make sense that when Ballard plays, he has around 16/17 minutes of icetime, but when Alberts plays, he plays only 11/12 minutes a game (prior to last game).

Why is AV dumb enough to gas our other dmen, with playing Alberts, when he can play Ballard and rest some of our other dmen?

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i love how alberts constantly gets out of position trying to make a hit........... thats a good thing right?

:picard:

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Yes, Andrew Alberts plays physical and will deck forwards that get too close to our goaltender in front of the net, but he's so easy to beat one-on-one on the rush. So many times the opposition just pulls an inside-outside move and they are behind him to bust towards the net.

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I like the physical element that Alberts brings, he took Dorsett out for the rest of the season with a clean hit, and there have been numerous other occasions as well where Alberts has shown that he can use his physicality to his advantage. He's slow though and often gets beat 1 on 1 chasing pucks, and I noticed he pinches too much in the O zone and sometimes he gets caught out of position.

No question Ballard was one of our best d-men for the first 20 games this year, there has to be some legit reason AV is benching him whether it be some personal vendetta or something

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i dunno alberts started that raymond goal last night and almost got a goal (just hit the post)

i think hes been great , plus that big ass hit that separated that dudes shoulders

and hes got the flow going

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