At first it was the appendix situation, but I remember BB saying that "some players" did not show for camp in shape. If Getz was one of those (whether because he couldn't get into shape with the appendix problem or because of distractions), it would explain his step back. However, I would hope that he is enough of a elite/dedicated athlete to get back into shape during the season. Maybe that's not possible with the rigors of the schedule??
It pains me to say it, but as recently as this pre-season I distinctly remember Cam's ineffectiveness in his attempts to clear Jeff Carter from in front of the net. Carter was just swatting him away like a gnat. Cam can still front the player, but nothing beats clearing. My theory behind the Bieksa pickup is that we needed someone besides Stoner who could clear the net.