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03-03-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by live playoff hockey View Post
Barker was also these instead of Ballard meaning if Bieksa felt he couldn't go after the war out it would of Barker in instead of Ballard
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Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead View Post
He also said that he would have used Barker if he didn't think Bieksa was a go. That kind of throws the theory that Alberts was just dressed for his physicality against the Kings out the window - Barker is soft as butter, plus Ballard has no problem getting his nose dirty.

I'm just shaking my head at this time. If there's truly nothing he can do to stay out of the damn doghouse, then do him a favor and trade him.
Only reason Barker would've played before Ballard is because Barker took the pregame warmup whereas Ballard didn't, so of course Barker would've played over Ballard. Everyone seems to think Barker is now ahead of Ballard, which is not the case in this instance.

Originally Posted by Karter View Post
Meh. It's happening around the league.

Chicago has had it's toughest challenge from the last team in the league, twice.
I guess you don't remember Khudobin. We've had trouble with bad starters since.

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