Friday, July 2, 2010
to bieksa or not to bieksa
Now with free agent frenzy all but over for the vancouver canucks, we are getting a clear picture of the canucks defense for the upcoming year.
Now rome and o'brien are a decent third defensive pairing, but because of the canucks immense depth they will be pushed back to manitoba and fill in for injuries. And let's not forget the canucks may also sign willie mitchell, who is the best shutdown defenceman in the NW division. The canucks second and third pairing could be a top pairing on many nhl clubs.that being said, bieksa and salo are extremely injury prone so the depth is needed. But ballard, hamhuis, erhoff and edler rarely miss games. If canucks can ride this defensive core healthy into the playoffs they really could go far this year.