Chris Tanev Appreciation Thread.
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06-11-2011, 01:34 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Me neither. If people don't realize by now that Ballard is ****ing terrible, they never will. So Ballard had a few good years in Phoenix and in Florida- great 0 pressure environments- being a top defenseman on a team that went nowhere. Clearly since moving to Vancouver he could either not handle being the sixth dog or the pressure of a real market. Guy does not have the mental make up to play a significant role for a winning team.
Hello 2010 Ahlberts?
Ballard may not have had the best year, but remember last offseason he had hip surgery and was in a cast for a few weeks. IIRC AV also said he wasn't in the best condition early in the year, maybe that was partly due to Ballard wanting to step in and play with his new team ASAP rather than sitting around rehabbing/conditioning.
Tanev will be gold. I won't be surprised if his development jumps in the next couple years à la Edler.
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