Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by BigKahuna*, Mar 5, 2007.
which young upcoming defencemen would you rather have?
Homer Pick: Ballard
Honest Answer: Haven't watched Keith enough to warrant an opinion.
ehh.. too tough to call.
I like Ballard alot! Then again I'm a coyotes fan 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.
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.
Ballard, he can do a bit of everything and plays tough all the time.
for me, Ballard hands down... Way more complete.
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.
Keith. very very underrated
Second time the same joke?
And it's not even funny the first time...
I'm a big Keith fan, but I havn't seen enough of 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.
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.
Sums up Ballard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54J6fQQc9lM
The Radulov hit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkQ8HbiPoXs
He plays goal too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHYqjm7tvZs
Compilation : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gdTnrd9kjs
The Ballard/Perry fight is awesome. It's great how he sizes him up before the fight by crouching uber low.Good Stuff.
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.
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.
I really like both players, but I would take Ballard. He is more complete and I think he has a better upside.
Ballard by a fairly large margin for me. Keith's a smooth skater, and a smart player, but Ballard just brings everything.
I would tend to agree, although my thought is that we just think this way because everytime Phoenix plays the Canucks, Ballard is awesome.
Yeah Ballard is an absolute beast against the Canucks. Scored his first ever goal against them in first game.
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