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12-05-2011, 08:08 PM
Barney Gumble
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Originally Posted by Jay Cee View Post
That is obvious, but I don't think that the level of criticism has been fair comparatively at all. I mean, look at you lol! How many posts would you have on HF boards were it not for Bieksa? I don't get it.
Don't take my word for it - look at the majority of GDT's this season and look at comments about Bieksa's defensive play. Compare that to comments about Edler and get back to me.

For example, take a pretty unbiased knowledgeable poster like "MS". Look at his comments about each defenseman after each game and tell me who by far has played better this season based on his opinion.

In answer to your other question - for example, why I don't get on Ballard's case (as he's been as bad or worse than Bieksa this season and also carries a big salary - not to mention the assets we gave up to get him)....simple, he might not be just any good. We *know* Bieksa can play, much, much better (his "breakout season" wasn't just a fluke) but isn't.

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