Re: Bergeron for #4
posted at 6/2/2010 4:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Bergeron for #4
In Response to Re: Bergeron for #4 : 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.
Posted by Not-A-Shot
I absolutely agree with all of these points. However, none of them is enough reason to ignore Bergeron's cap hit. Being a useful, versatile, effective 2-way leader is not worth what he costs. If you HAVE to move someone, it HAS to be Bergeron.
However, the team with the second to last offense in the NHL is talking about trading Bergeron for a #3 pick that projects as a defenseman? Uh, no.
The B's have no business moving Bergeron, Krecji or Savard. Take Seguin #2, move him to wing and life goes on. The team would be far better served if they could move any of the awful contracts of Thomas, Ryder, Wideman or Ference.