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09-19-2012, 12:35 PM
Barney Gumble
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
Bieksa isn't the first guy to struggle in his second season. Those 34 games are an outlier in his career but for some reason have defined it for Canuck fans.
When you have Willie Mitchell as a defensive partner, expectations are naturally higher.

And I stated that he doesn't need a partner like Hamhuis or Mitchell anymore - this past season (and the post-season before that) has defined his career [at this point] to me. My post was in response to you using Bieksa's freak injuries as a crutch for his poor play during those several seasons - when he played actually worse when completely healthy during that season in question.

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