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02-18-2013, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
Physical play is great, but if the end result is you spend a bunch of time in your own zone getting bailed out by your goalie then it's not a useful attribute.
IMO Bieksa's physical play does show up in shots for and against. People are quick to point to shifts where he gives the puck away and spends it in our zone but tend not to mention really good pinches that give us a shift of zone time. Despite his -0.28 corsi rating he has contributed positively to the team and his physical play is part of that.

I have no way to quantify this but imo a guy like Kevin Bieksa also makes his teammates play bigger and more physical.

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