Discussion in 'Vancouver Canucks' started by Iluvatar, May 19, 2011.
Discuss this phenomenal beast.
Best player on the ice tonight by far. I feel like Ben Eager for thinking he was possibly worth dumping on another team.
Cannot believe how much better Bieksa has been this season over the last couple.
I was absolultey slagging on bieksa in the offseason because i hated him. Wow, was I wrong! im so stupid........
Oh well, I hope he continues fantastic play.
bieksas playing like a 4.5-5 mil dman.
still would like to get weber in the off season. and
tanev rome. (AV)
I'll admit i was wrong. I could not imagine how big the turn around he's had over the season. He has been our best defenseman on this playoff run, IMO.
Currently having some dinner...
Hands up! 10 months ago, who saw THIS thread popping up on the boards?
Unreal. Props to Bieksa.
So much better than previous playoffs.
I was one of the worst haters of Bieksa after the Chicago series last year and he turned it around 180 degrees. What a game. Turning point? Beatdown of Marleau where he honestly looked more like he didn't want to kill Patty or break a hand..or the breakaway goal?!?
What a game. That was right there with Kesler vs Predators. Honestly, we can't ask for much more from a defence pairing than what #2 and #3 did tonight. Spectacular.
Yep, I got that one wrong in a big way. He's been phenomenal.
Hamhuis + Bieksa > Mitchell + Bieksa
I was hopeful that we could keep both Hoff and Juice but no way after this playoff run (that was with Ballard traded in mind). I don't really care what happens if we win the cup but hopefully our backend doesn't change that much in the summer.
He has played amazing, my only hope is that he doesn't play poorly after getting his new contract this summer. If he keeps his effort up, he's worth every penny for sure.
Don't underestimate how much both guys like it here especially Bieksa.
Also, some of the more popular guys on the team make a fair bit of money off endorsements locally.
Good thing Mike Gillis is more patient than myself and the others who wanted Bieksa gone in the offseason. Happily eating crow atm.
With all eyes on tonights game, I fear a game like this going to make some GM('s) trigger happy with an outrageous contract offer.
Hopefully a deal is done before they get to. Gillis won't be able to show his trademark patience on this one or it's bye bye Kevin.
Tons of props to Bieksa. He's playing like his old self.
Please keep it up.
I'd have to agree. Even if you only count Hamhius' passing.
Then add on his overal transition game(Skating passing etc) and then his ability/potential to be an impact offensively makes this pairing so much more effective.
I remember having to defend Bieksa at the beginning of the season, lol.
Dude is amazing right now.
But that depends on him making it to free agency.
I feel we can keep both Ehrhoff and Bieksa, even with Ballard. Did a mock up on cap geek not too long ago, with both of them at a combined $9.75M cap hit as well as Higgins/Lappy. Had about 1M to spare.
I honestly can't see him regressing to his old ways if he signs a multi-year deal thanks in part to the insane chemistry with Hamhuis. Both are near 30 which is prime age for dmen and could be an epic pairing for many years.
Dare to dream
Ugh jinx thread...
Bieksa has been awesome all year, still rather not acknowledge it at this time due to luck
It would be awesome if the Canucks could keep Byeksa and Hamoose. It'd give non-hockey market commentators fits for years!
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