It's been like that all season. Bieksa having more minutes, than any of the actual top 4 defense man. (Ballard, Hamhuis, Edler, Ehrhoff). Bieksa is awful.
he had about a minute of ice time more than Ballard, but less than Hamhuis and Edler. But hey, your analysis isn't totally wrong. He did have a lot more ice time than Ehrhoff.
Bieksa always craps the bed. He does it, noticeably 2-3 times a game. He never pays for it. AV loves the guy, and thus continues to give him minutes. It hasn't changed for the past 2 years, it won't change now.
The only alternative is to trade the bum.
Funny that we haven't seen you and your scintillating insight around here for quite some time...
The new and improved defensive stalwart Kevin Bieksa! Since he can't put up points any more, time to change the arguement, of course. And don't look now, but in his 5 games, C Schneider is creeping up on #3 in the scoring turtle derby.
Tampa goal #2: Bieksa falls down unhindered like an invalid in front of Schneider, taking our goalie's skates out. Brett Clark: "Yikes! Where'd that empty net come from? Thank you, Big Kevin!"
Tampa goal #4: Bieksa decides to body check the glass, conveniently allowing Stamkos to have the time to make a nice pass to an open man in the slot.
Hey, but everyone makes mistakes. Boom Boom'll get 'em next game!
Wrong (as usual) on the second goal. Go back and watch it again. Bieksa has his feet chopped out from under him by Dominic Moore.
The 4th goal I will grant that he didn't play Stamkos very well, however, SS is
the 2nd leading scorer in the NHL. It's expected that he make plays like that. Meanwhile noted sniper Teddy Purcell was open as a result of a lazy backcheck by Hansen, and scored on a shot that Schneider should have had.
Bieksa isn't blameless on that goal, but assigning him all of the blame for it shows how little you understand about the game.
Orland Kurtenbach and Dennis Kearns had just been torched 8-1 by the Habs, but they still took time to come out to meet us, some fellow BC boys who were playing hockey in Montreal. THAT"S what being a Canuck is!