He would add character we desperately lack after saying Sayonara Sedins. Would happily bring him back on a 1-year deal, and since he's over 35 it could be incentives-based. He'd be no worse than Hutton or Stetcher on the turnovers, and at least he'd superman punch someone in the face once in a while.Rocky Dennis wrote: ↑Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:57 amIt's been washing over a couple of threads the last few days but count me as one who just doesnt understand the desire to bring Bieksa back. He's a retread. He's 37. He's missed 57 games (close to 20%) over the last four seasons - which isnt the worst but why add another fragile body to an already fragile d corps? Lets also not forget that turnover machine Bieksa well-earned the name "casual kev" and in the later years relied on his scowl & reputation as pugnacious rather than actually being pugnacious. I for one do not miss yelling "bieksa, you're brutal" at the tv umpteen times a game and have zero appetite to see him return. I'd much rather see Biega accomplish the same (or better) results because at least he isnt casual about it. The Bieksa notion is pure nostalgia as far as I'm conerned.
Even clearing out one or three of Sutter, Gagner, Roussel, Beagle, Schaller, Granlund, Gaunce, Leipsic, Virtanen, Motte, Goldobbin and/or Boucher, I don't see any room for Hansen.