Since joining the Canucks, Keith Ballard has undoubtedly been the most criticized player on the team. And for good reason.
With an annual cap hit of $4.2 million, Ballard should be providing just about everything for the Canucks.
Last season, Ballard picked up just seven points in 47 games before injury. The season before, he had seven points in 65 games.
Sure, defenders bring more to the table than just offense, but these numbers are unacceptable for a player who had an average of 27 points in the first five years of his career.
Personally, I am a Ballard fan and think there's room for him to redeem himself as a Canuck, but with each and every game, he doesn't live up to his contract, and fewer and fewer feel the same way.