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09-19-2012, 12:27 PM
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Barney Gumble
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Edler has one season (07/08 when Bieksa played 34 games) with a better Corsi rating than Bieksa.
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IMO Bieksa getting healthy has more to do with his improved play than Hamhuis.
Again, he stunk really bad (far more than he ever was after his freak injuries) for the period of time after his breakout season and his first freak injury. Forget the "corsi numbers" - just look at any game day thread during that time.

Having Willie Mitchell as a defensive partner doesn't hurt either (re: Corsi numbers).

Hamhuis helped elevate Bieksa's game to the point where he doesn't need him as a partner (or a guy like Mitchell) as much as before (as I said a number of times, I thought Bieksa *outplayed* Hamhuis this past season).

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