Re: Bergeron for #4
posted at 6/2/2010 10:28 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Bergeron for #4
I don't see Bergeron worth a #4 pick--this greatly overvalues him. Don't get me wrong: I like the guy, but if I were a GM, no way would I trade a #4 straight up for Bergeron. Maybe....maybe a lower-third first round pick, but certainly not a #4.
Posted by Kennedy97
I think he is, but the trade partner has to have the need for his services. Bergeron is greatly undervalued here because he's not Stamkos and he's not St. Louis. He's also not Mike Green and he's also not JS Giguere.
His play, and what he bring to the ice, is very general. It might not show up on the score sheet every night, but that doesn't make him less valuable. He's not going to lead your team in goals, but that's not why you have him. He's not going to lead your team in assists, but that's not why you have him. He's not going to play defense or goaltender either, but that's not why you have him.
If not mired on third line duty, he could score 30. If he had a better set of wingers around him, her could get credit for 50 assists. Meanwhile, he'll just continue to do well offensively, do well defensively, shut down the other club's top guy, crush it in the faceoff circle, man the PP point, excel on the PK, play hard every shift, throw his body around, and lead by example.
And those are only the things we can see.