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#1 Canouver

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:36 PM

Who would you rather see in the line up come playoffs?
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

Ballard, as long as he brings back his hip checks.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:38 PM

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:38 PM

Ballard unless he bricks it then bring up corrado otherwise keep Ballard in the lineup.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

Corrado. There no more, "if" he brings this or that back, or "if" he plays llike he did in Florida, i'm not waiting for that crap anymore. Corrado demostrated to me tonight, that he can keep plays alive either making the safe plays, sending up Kesler multiple times with oncoming attacking Duck player, quite poised actually, Corrado for me. Ballard is barely used anyways, plus Edler plays better automatically with Corrado as his linemate.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

Corrado or Ballard, close but i'd take Ballard right now. More experience, but man is Frankie looking great.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

Corrado I love Ballard but Garrison is the only lefty who can play on the right side and not look like an AHLer.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

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I would take Ballard for several reasons.

1. He is willing to fight and stick up for teammates so Bieksa does not have to as often.
2. He seems to have the knack of driving the oppositions best players out of their minds, a very valuable asset come playoff time. He gets guys running around and seems to draw more than his share of penalties as a result.
3. He hits to hurt when he uses his hipchecks. Hopefully he will be allowed to play his style as it certainly helped knocking Kopecky out against CHI during the cup run, flattening Tootoo to keep him from running around, and jumping Marchand for his sneak attack on Daniel in the finals when no one else stood up. He brings that edge.
4. Experience. Like it or not he has a lot more time playing the team's system and playoff experience.
5. He fits well with any partner he has so he adds some versatility.

Corrado is the future but not the right now, imo.

IF Corrado is in the lineup it will only be because Bieksa and/or Tanev are out. Garrison has adjusted well to the right with Hamhuis. Bieksa has a guaranteed roster spot. Tanev seems to as well. I would actually expect both Ballard and Corrado could be out with Alberts in once all hands are on deck.

Edited by wallstreetamigo, 25 April 2013 - 10:52 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

Ballard.

Corrado has been great, but I really like what Ballard can bring. He was great in last years playoffs, and when Bally is focused and on his game he is one of our better defenders IMO.

Hamhuis - Garrison
Edler - Bieksa
Ballard - Tanev
Corrado, Alberts
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

Alberts
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

Ballard but when there's an injury then I can see Corrado jumping in.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

Corrado reminded me of Tanev how often he got stapled to the boards tonight.....:(
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:54 PM

Ballard.

Corrado has been great, but I really like what Ballard can bring. He was great in last years playoffs, and when Bally is focused and on his game he is one of our better defenders IMO.

Hamhuis - Garrison
Edler - Bieksa
Ballard - Tanev
Corrado, Alberts


This.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

Corrado.

Right handed shot that we've lacking.

Hamhuis-Tanev
Garrison-Bieksa
Edler-Corrado
Alberts-Ballard

Every unit looks good, shutdown:Hammer-Tanev.
Edler's and Garrison's can play with sedins.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

Ballard.

Corrado has been great, but I really like what Ballard can bring. He was great in last years playoffs, and when Bally is focused and on his game he is one of our better defenders IMO.

Hamhuis - Garrison
Edler - Bieksa
Ballard - Tanev
Corrado, Alberts


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:03 PM

Corrado.

Right handed shot that we've lacking.

Hamhuis-Tanev
Garrison-Bieksa
Edler-Corrado
Alberts-Ballard

Every unit looks good, shutdown:Hammer-Tanev.
Edler's and Garrison's can play with sedins.


1. Hamhuis and Tanev looked terrible together. The only team they shut down was their own.
2. Hamhuis and Garrison >>>>>>>>>>>> than Hamhuis and Bieksa (at least in the past two years)
3. Edler will never be out of the top 4 with AV as coach. NEVER.

You want to now go to the opposite extreme and move Garrison - who has made a seamless transition to the right side and is on fire both offensively and defensively - in order to find a spot for a 3rd right handed shot? I am sorry but I don't care which way Garrison shoots, it is still much more valuable than Corrado being right handed.

With Tanev and Bieksa in we no longer have any issue with not enough right handed shots. Corrado will only be in as a possible replacement for one of those two.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

Ballard. The playoffs is a whole other league and you can only succeed through experience
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:11 PM

Yes

This.


As long as Barker stays the hell away from the line-up.

I'll be fine with whoever is in. Lol
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:11 PM

1. Hamhuis and Tanev looked terrible together. The only team they shut down was their own.
2. Hamhuis and Garrison >>>>>>>>>>>> than Hamhuis and Bieksa (at least in the past two years)
3. Edler will never be out of the top 4 with AV as coach. NEVER.

You want to now go to the opposite extreme and move Garrison - who has made a seamless transition to the right side and is on fire both offensively and defensively - in order to find a spot for a 3rd right handed shot? I am sorry but I don't care which way Garrison shoots, it is still much more valuable than Corrado being right handed.

With Tanev and Bieksa in we no longer have any issue with not enough right handed shots. Corrado will only be in as a possible replacement for one of those two.

Ok, all LDs perferred playing left. So having them play on their side will make their game good.

Bieksa has been struggling of late so with gary it should help. Corrado and Edler have played good together why break it?

Just cuz I said Edler 3rd pairing doesn't mean he'll get lower ice time. Even AV said that, 20 mins each.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:14 PM

Frank Corrado.

Ballard at forward on the 3/4 line. Sestito and friends will sit
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

Frank Corrado.

Ballard at forward on the 3/4 line. Sestito and friends will sit

Sestito is reliable in his own end plus big guy can take it net with Weise and Lapierre.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:17 PM

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hmm, can't see if Ballard is in the driver's seat....
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:19 PM

Sestito is reliable in his own end plus big guy can take it net with Weise and Lapierre.


I do agree, but that's the beauty of depth. So many options to play with lol
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:20 AM

I rather have him play

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:24 AM

Was I the only one watching the game tonight?
Corrado looked awful.
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:39 AM

How's'bout carnival-Barker?
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:58 AM

If Bieksa & Tanev are hurting, certainly if they miss a game we put in Corrado who is a RHS. In that case Ballard and Corrado are playing anyway... But if KB3 and Tanev are good to go; makes way more sense to play Garrison as the 3rd right side D and add Ballards speed and size to the left. Edler/Hamhuis/Ballard on left & Bieksa/Garrison/Tanev on the right is our best line up!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:19 AM

If Bieksa & Tanev are hurting, certainly if they miss a game we put in Corrado who is a RHS. In that case Ballard and Corrado are playing anyway... But if KB3 and Tanev are good to go; makes way more sense to play Garrison as the 3rd right side D and add Ballards speed and size to the left. Edler/Hamhuis/Ballard on left & Bieksa/Garrison/Tanev on the right is our best line up!


I never thought I'd say this, but Alberts needs to at least start the playoffs in the lineup. He's been excellent.
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:25 AM

Ballard, as long as he brings back his hip checks.

Would like to see a few more of those thrown here and there, I've noticed him and Hamhuis have been a bit more tentative than years prior probably because of injuries resulting from it, ie. Hamhuis in SCF.
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