Discussion in 'Vancouver Canucks' started by megajake, Nov 4, 2013.
Edler or Hamhuis?
None of the above -> garrison
Actual play: Hamhuis
Most potential: Edler
Edler has the best all around skill set, hopefully he can continue eating big minutes with good results.
To be honest I really don't know. Probably Hamhuis.
Hamhuis is consistently a #2.
Edler is either a #1 or a #3.
I voted Edler
Edler. He's a complete package defenseman and he eats the most minutes.
Hamhuis is probably the most steady, while Bieksa is the most dynamic.
I actually love our defense as it is currently constructed. They all bring so many elements and together they're becoming a strong, cohesive unit under Tortorella. Wouldn't change a thing about our defense at this point.
Edler #1 or #3 depending on the night
Has to be Bieksa this season.
I don't know if I can pick one. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses. They are all solid. It's a tie. If it went to a shootout i'm pretty sure Hamhuis would lose.
Its incredibly close between Hamhuis, Edler and Garrison right now. Had to ask myself who's absence would have the largest negative effect on the team, and that answer was Hamhuis, so thats who I went with.
Right now: Garrison
Will be: Edler
As much as it pains for me to say it, I'd have to agree with this right now.
This is what every Canucks fan hopes for. The question is, when will it happen?
I don't know, it seems to be changing every week or two.
Garrison started out as the best, but his offensive production has slowed down lately (0 points in last 6 games).
Hamhuis had a really slow start but has played noticeably better lately.
Edler has been inconsistent (shocker) with his all-around play.
Bieksa has been pretty good and might be the most consistent top 4 d-man this season for us so far.
I think a lot of you are voting based on previous seasons. This year to date it has easily been Bieksa. Edler has been the worst. I am pretty disappointed at how badly he has regressed. Either that or he was never as good as we all thought.
Pretty much this. I think you can add Garrison as a consistent #2, and Bieksa on any given night might play like a #1 or a #3 (or worse ).
I don't know. It's a very tough question. An argument could be made for Hamhuis, Garrison, Edler, Bieksa, as well as Tanev. The only thing I can say for certain is I'm very happy with our current group of defencemen.
Just goes to show you that Bieksa and Edler have been having solid seasons so far. Last year when I made this poll the results were Hamhuis - 15, Garrison - 14, Edler - 6, Bieksa - 0.
Even Tanev could probably be an option now based on his play so far.
Hamhuis probably still takes #1 for me since Torts has generally been matching Hamhuis (usually with Tanev) against other teams' top forwards. (Kessel line, Datsyuk line, Ovechkin line) The first 6 games of this year looks like it was just a hiccup.
Disclaimer: I may be biased. Hamhuis has been my favourite Canuck for the last few years - it's probably a combination of being a BC guy who turned down UFA money to come home, and the fact that the D fell apart after his injury in the finals (which tarnishes Juice and Edler's reputation in my mind). I also really like Garrison for similar reasons.
Roll a dice with Bieksa and that's what you get.
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Hamhuis is probably our worst offensive dman.. most of his assists come from outlet passes from the defensive zone on the fast-break, which he is great at.
Hamhuis is great defensively, but not a guy to build a core around
Edler quite easily imo
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