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#1 Canouver

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

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How is it that Bieksa means everything to the team. He's out and the team emotionally folds.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

there's more than just heart missing from this team right now
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:23 PM

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Kevin Bieksa is who my woman thinks about when we get intimate. Hell, it's who I think about too!

FREE JUICE
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

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Things getta lil loose when we don't have our juice.

Yeah?


On a serious note, I think this stinker was coincidental. He is missed, as a vetern prescence and someone who directs behind the scenes but I think we saw the end of a roadtrip drag. That third period was one too many.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

He may be the heart but right now we have no legs
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:27 PM

Most casual player on the team = heart. Probably true just cuz Kevs a mind troll.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

Pretty sad that our defence relies on one guy for leadership. Once Salo left it became Bieksa, now Bieksa's gone we lack a true veteran leader on the back-end.

Hamhuis and Garrison are still relatively new Canucks, so I hate to say it but Edler really needs to step up and become a leader on this team. He's scored points, he's been the powerplay quater back we need, now he's been here long enough to take some responsibility and become a leader on the blueline, not just another "top-4" guy. That's the main thing that separates him from the Norris trophy-level defencemen in this league. You look at Doughty, Weber, Chara and co. - they're all great leaders.

I know Edler isn't going to be a vocal sort of guy, but just look at the Sedins - you don't have to be to become a great leader. If Edler plays with confidence, the rest of the defence will too.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

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One of the most overrated defense men in the league. A number #4 guy AT BEST.

I don't care about his 40 point seasons. Majority of the time is BRUTAL with his D coverage, make complete bone head decisions multiple times a game and can't handle the bigger guys along the boards.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

Barker was pretty brutal.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

One of the most overrated defense men in the league. A number #4 guy AT BEST.
I don't care about his 40 point seasons. Majority of the time is BRUTAL with his D coverage, make complete bone head decisions multiple times a game and can't handle the bigger guys along the boards.

Yep.Should call him Santa with all those give aways over the years.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

there's more than just heart missing from this team right now


Yeah, like 2 RHD and Higgins?
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:12 AM

I think it has more to do with Barker, Alberts, and Ballard all being in at once. Bieksa was pretty terrible when in the line-up, but he's still better than these three put together.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

there's more than just heart missing from this team right now


Yeah effort, confidence and balls.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Not to take anything away from Juice (as I think he does bring a lot of heart and leadership) but I'm thinking that with him and Tanev out we have no right handed D-men and THAT has more to do with the many embarrassing defensive gaffs last night. More than one particular player anyway.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

One of the most overrated defense men in the league. A number #4 guy AT BEST.

I don't care about his 40 point seasons. Majority of the time is BRUTAL with his D coverage, make complete bone head decisions multiple times a game and can't handle the bigger guys along the boards.


Yet...90% of the time when he doesn't play - the Canucks lose.
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McCoy: We were speculating. Is God really out there?
Kirk: Maybe he's not out there, Bones. Maybe he's right here. [points to his heart]

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

Kevin Bieksa is who my woman thinks about when we get intimate. Hell, it's who I think about too!

FREE JUICE


lol I gave you +1 for humour, but tmi bro.. :sadno:
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:39 AM

Bieksa isn't perfect but he does add a little swagger and toughness on our D. Again too much hate when he makes a mistake and too much praise when he plays well.

That's what you get from a fan base that rides the pendulum of wins and losses.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

If Wolves lose tonight, here's hoping management has the balls to call up Corrado to give us at least one RHD on the roster..
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:45 AM

If Wolves lose tonight, here's hoping management has the balls to call up Corrado to give us at least one RHD on the roster..


Instead, expect Hank to be a healthy scratch to make way for Ebbett on the first line. They can slot in Barker on the 3rd line
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:12 AM

When Kesler was out he was the heart of the team. Now Bieksa is. Maybe its time to face the fact that this team lacks heart.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

Bieksa can't be perfect every game Jesus , he's a top 4 defenseman he's our most clutch defenseman
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:04 PM

if that overrated plug is the heart of our team, then we're in serious trouble.

i can't believe his popularity among fans since day 1. one of the most irritating players ever to wear a canuck jersey.

Edited by infinitecarnage, 19 April 2013 - 12:11 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:33 PM

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if that overrated plug is the heart of our team, then we're in serious trouble.

i can't believe his popularity among fans since day 1. one of the most irritating players ever to wear a canuck jersey.


Check the record of the Canucks when he's out . And when he is in . Coincidence?
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

2 games ago.

Trade him! He's a giveaway machine

When he's not in the line up and we lose.

He's the heart of the team

Give me a break Canucks fans, canucks.com is pretty much epicfailure after a Canucks loss. Random stupid threads are posted non stop.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

if that overrated plug is the heart of our team, then we're in serious trouble.

i can't believe his popularity among fans since day 1. one of the most irritating players ever to wear a canuck jersey.

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha your retarded
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

if that overrated plug is the heart of our team, then we're in serious trouble.

i can't believe his popularity among fans since day 1. one of the most irritating players ever to wear a canuck jersey.


202pts in 460 career games averaging a +17 over the past 3 seasons. Oh...and all those clutch goals. Yep, he truly is a plug.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

202pts in 460 career games averaging a +17 over the past 3 seasons. Oh...and all those clutch goals. Yep, he truly is a plug.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

One of the most underrated D-men in the NHL.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

W

2 games ago.

Trade him! He's a giveaway machine

When he's not in the line up and we lose.

He's the heart of the team

Give me a break Canucks fans, canucks.com is pretty much epicfailure after a Canucks loss. Random stupid threads are posted non stop.

We won only once when he was out of the lineup and that was against Columbus.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

One of the most overrated defense men in the league. A number #4 guy AT BEST.

I don't care about his 40 point seasons. Majority of the time is BRUTAL with his D coverage, make complete bone head decisions multiple times a game and can't handle the bigger guys along the boards.

Yep.Should call him Santa with all those give aways over the years.

if that overrated plug is the heart of our team, then we're in serious trouble.

i can't believe his popularity among fans since day 1. one of the most irritating players ever to wear a canuck jersey.


I compiled some stats for you all, straight up Win vs Loss, not taking into account OT/SO L. You tell me if you think ol' KB3 has an impact on this team:

With Bieksa in line up:

W - L
23 - 12 - Including key wins over LA, Chicago and other top tier teams

Without Bieksa in line up:

W - L
1 - 8 - Including the blowout in Detroit, and losses to low-tier teams.

Now obviously the sample size for games without Bieksa is much smaller, but there's a pretty obvious trend here. I for one feel much more comfortable with Bxa IN our line up than out, based on these facts.

For the record, Kesler didn't have nearly this significant an impact on our team playing with or without him.


Edit: removed a quote I misread

Edited by Vaeneir, 19 April 2013 - 12:56 PM.

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