Ballard just demonstrates how we were taught to throw a hipcheck as kids. Textbook. What does that assclown of a color guy want? Does he prefer dirty checks from behind, elbow to the head, run a guy with the stick, or maybe good, old-fashioned Craig Berube board? Hip to hip, that is how to play good, physical hockey. And Ballard in a clear decisive win in a below average bout.
Ballard dishes out some of the best hip checks in the game, and it's great to see he will back up his own hit. He was pursued to fight and he still had the class to take off the visor other players should take note.