Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/21/12
“We Are All Canucks” Bieksa Doing His Best To Prove That Defense Does Win Championships Starting during the 2008-09 season, the Vancouver Canucks dropped the “We Are All Canucks” campaign on their fans.  Over time, the marketing department may have gone in different directions, but at the end of the day, the team still wants us to feel that we are the seventh man on the ice. Since hitting the ice in 2005, Kevin Bieksa has put in a workman’s effort into becoming one of, if not, the best defenseman in the Canucks lineup. More often than not, fans will find “Juice” as part of the first pair of defensemen to hit the ice on a nightly basis. While Bieksa has had a few bad breaks during his career with the Canucks, reaching a career high in games of 81 only once, his ability to give the team a two way presence has helped the Vancouver club join the elite teams in the NHL. Although recently he may not have found his name in the box scores as often as former teammate Christian Ehrhoff or cu...
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