This better be because Ballard is getting dealt and they don't want to play him a la Samuelsson and Sturm last year. If not AV is gone ****** mode, utterly ridiculous to scratch Bllard in favor of Andrew Alberts.
I hope Ballard asks for a trade. This is pathetic...
I feel like putting a hole through something with my fist. I really hope this isn't true.
WHAT THE **** are you DOING AV?! I may be coming around to the idea of a new coach, and I'm not an AV hater by any means. This is unacceptable to me. Ballard has been good this year, he has one bad game and suddenly Andrew Alberts is a better option now? Why?!?!
Dress 7 D if you like Alberts so much. FFS. But its not that is it? No Ballard is in the doghouse forever again for some mysterious reason. Maybe a trade is in the works. I like Vigneault as a coach generally speaking, but random insanity like this drives me crazy.
My theory is that either Ballard did something behind the scenes in the dressing room and being disciplined for it or he is about to be traded
Na, they are showcasing Alberts. LOL
My beef with Alberts is that he always gets pulled out of position away from the net. He ventures close to the boards to "check" a guy but is beat rather easily and leads to odd man situations in front of the goal. And he's slow. At least Ballard gives an option to rush the puck.
Ok let's say for the sake of discussion I get the Alberts over Ballard thing...even if I don't necessarily agree with it. What the hell is up with claiming Barker is now ahead of Ballard on the depth chart? There is just no logic to that one. If I'm Ballard I'm asking for a trade the hell out of here.