Campoli vs. Ballard

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  1. studley49

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    I know both of these guys are about to lose their "prospect" status...but which do you see with the higher offensive upside? This year, next few years?

    Thanks.
     
  2. boredmale

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    I can't really say much about Ballard but i expect Campoli to be in the 35-40 point range this year.
     
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    In my opinion, Ballard is heads over Campoli...
     
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    Funny, I have both in my fantasy team. :)
     
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    Ballard, no question
     
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    Gotta love those situtations, I said the same in the Kopitar/O'Sullivan thread...
     
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  9. I think Ballard is a much better all-around player.
     
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    Ballard by far. I don't see how anyone (aside from Islander fans) can disagree.
     
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    As do I, but strictly offensive upside (for fantasy purproses) as the thread starter might want know, I'd say in both of their primes they could both be 45-50 point players.

    Defensively, physically etc..Ballard will most likely be better.




    This thread isn't good for Campoli..not many people know him and everyone loves Ballard :D
     
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    Ballard as he is a better two-way player who likes to fight and wont back down.
    Too bad the Avs traded him :(.
     
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    I like Ballard's future upside but from a strictly points/fantasy point of view for next season only, ice time isnt going to be easy to earn with Jovanovski, Morris, Boynton and Michalek. Although Ballard is the only one who prefers the left side which could actually help him play a lot.
     
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    Will be interesting to see how both these guys perform especially with both their teams making some backline acquisitions that could cut down on their PP time.

    They both have alot of improvement to do in the defensive zone as should be expected from defensemen at this age.

    Offensively, they both can skate very well and have good shots and can man the point on the PP.

    Ballard is way more physical than Campoli both in his propensity for delivering the crunching hit or in his willingness to drop the gloves.

    Definitely Ballard is the more well rounded player here but not by as much as some would think considering Campoli was a 7th round pick.
     
  15. I should have read more closely.

    If you're just considering offense, it's much closer, and next year I'd have to give the edge to CC because he has less competition for minutes/points on the blueline.
     
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    At the very least, look at Ballard's numbers from last year. As a rookie, he had 8-31-39, which falls right in that 35-40 range with a chance for improvement.
     
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    Ballard.
     
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    Campoli had a great first year, but Ballard was better. He looked like a poised veteran out there and he is more of a complete package. Nothing against Campoli, but Ballard is more likely to succeed as a top pairing defenseman.
     
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    I'd take Ballard
     
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    Ballard. Personally, I don't really think it is that close. Ballard will be an all-star in this league sooner rather than later.

    Edit: sadly, I didn't realize this was just on offense. I suspect given Phoenix's depth this year on the blueline that this is closer than expected; although, if Phoenix deals Morris at some point then all bets are off.
     
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    He had 40 as a rookie.
     
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    Like i said i really can't say much about Ballard because other then the stats i hardly know anything about him. For what it is worth Campoli si 2 years younger then Ballard, but he needs to bulk up to be a legitimate top 4 guy. Hopefully when his body fills out he maintains the good aspects of his game now.

    If you just basing this on stats i would probably go with Ballard long term, but if it just for this year Campoli might be in a better situation where he will be elied on more.
     
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    I was about to write this too ;-) He is already a 40 points player at what ...22?
     
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    I don't think anybody would disagree that Ballard will probably be the better-all-around player. The question here is which one will put up more points? That is going to depend on a lot of issues, like icetime, defense partner, etc.
     
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    I think Ballard is the better all around player obviously, and I think he'll also put up better numbers over his career. Not particularly close here...
     

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