As you are not sure of a lot of things how about stop writing for a while and actually read what others say,De Niro?
Start with the comments and opinions from Samuelsson and Torres and how they think they were treated by Gillis.
I wasn't even having a conversation about Ehrhoff, but you seem to like to include me in a lot of your comments, so I guess I'll play.
Since you seem to like to base alot of your analysis on stats, I'll try and speak your language. Ehrhoff had 50 points on this team when it had the league's number 1 powerplay, so that would mean if Bieksa had half the skill that Ehrhoff had he should only have 25 points, right? Since stats are the basis for everything.
Oh but wait, Bieksa only had 6 less points than Ehrhoff despite not being on the league's best powerplay. But how can that be? And how could the team finish first for the second year in a row? Clearly if you took out such an elite defenseman like Ehrhoff and replaced him with a bum like Bieksa, this team would have a huge drop-off, would it not?
The reality is, the Sedins can make pretty much any defenseman a 40+ point player. Ehrhoff was good, but he was not a core player on this team. Bieksa replaced his production quite easily. And on top of that he kills penalties, provides some intimidation, and he's a leader on this team. Bieksa is a Nuck for life.