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09-06-2013, 11:38 AM
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He's more consistent, but I would not say he's better. Bieksa may be very inconsistent, but when he's on, few replace him. When he's off, it's more apparent than when Hjarlmarsson is off. Different players.
Again, I'm not a huge Bieksa backer. Too inconsistent for me to offer full support, but I recognize that what he brings is unique, even amongst our Dcorps let alone the league, and his value is found within that skillset.
Would you deal Bieksa for Hjarlmarsson?
Good question, in terms of market value I'd argue Hjalmarsson has more. But in terms of value to our team and qualities Bieksa' bring like on and off ice relationships, leadership and grit I likely wouldn't move Bieksa for Hjalmarsson. That and the fact I think Garrison and Hjalmarsson are near identical players.
"If a 6-foot-8 guy who can't skate asks to fight, you say no, then skate around him and score a goal."
-Kevin Bieksa on John Scott.
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