Duncan Keith or Keith Ballard

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  1. BigKahuna*

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    which young upcoming defencemen would you rather have?
     
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    Homer Pick: Ballard
    Honest Answer: Haven't watched Keith enough to warrant an opinion. :sarcasm:
     
  3. Fleury14

    Fleury14 Remember the Kipper

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    ehh.. too tough to call.
     
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    I like Ballard alot! Then again I'm a coyotes fan:D I don't want to be a homer or nothing but Ballard gives it his all every night, absolutely destroys players with his hipcheck, throws star players off their game, has a pretty nice offensive game, and is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Wayne Gretzky has stated that Ballard will be a star in this league. With that said, I like Keith alot as well. He always impresses me every time the yotes play the hawks.
     
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    Ballard has developed a nasty side that I haven't seen in Duncan Keith ... not that the Hawks get much TV coverage. Against the Wild Keith totally plastered former Goofer teammate Wyatt Smith with a pretty dirty check. As a Wild fan I was <sardonic>incensed! How dare he!</sardonic> As a Minnesotan, I'm glad to see Keith becoming a top-ranked D-men and means streaks seem to be a rarity. I realize that the 'Yotes suck, but Keith seems to be playing pretty well.
     
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    Ballard, he can do a bit of everything and plays tough all the time.
     
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    for me, Ballard hands down... Way more complete.
     
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    As a Hawk fans I would rather have Ballard. If we must trade one of our big three young defensemen (Seabrook, Keith or Barker), I want it to be Keith. His head and his hands just can`t keep up to his feet.
     
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    Keith. very very underrated
     
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    Second time the same joke?

    :shakehead

    And it's not even funny the first time...
     
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    Ballard.
     
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    I'm a big Keith fan, but I havn't seen enough of Ballard.
     
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    Ballard.

    The kid is small by all accounts and plays like hes 7ft tall. He will scrap with anyone and already has thrown down with the likes of Iginla and LeCavalier.
     
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    Ballard, and IMO, it's not even close. Maybe it's because I've seen a lot of Ballard, but from what I have seen of Keith, he's been rather unimpressive.
     
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    The Ballard/Perry fight is awesome. It's great how he sizes him up before the fight by crouching uber low.Good Stuff.
     
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    I think Ballard is a future all star in the NHL. I also think he is going to become a top 10 defenseman in the NHL.
     
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    Duncan Keith has some kind of a wind endurance that is almost unheard of...something that they've compared to Lance Armstrong.

    I think that you get what you pay for, Duncan Keith is going to be a steady defenseman who can play 25 quality minutes, but I think that Keith Ballard will be a horse, somewhat in the mold of Adam Foote?

    Ballard for me.
     
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    I really like both players, but I would take Ballard. He is more complete and I think he has a better upside.
     
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    Ballard by a fairly large margin for me. Keith's a smooth skater, and a smart player, but Ballard just brings everything.
     
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    I would tend to agree, although my thought is that we just think this way because everytime Phoenix plays the Canucks, Ballard is awesome.
     
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    Yeah Ballard is an absolute beast against the Canucks. Scored his first ever goal against them in first game.
     
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