Re: Bergeron for #4
posted at 6/4/2010 5:49 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Bergeron for #4
Krejci & Savard have had concussions as well. If you look at TSN.ca's player profiles it lists injury history. Very useful. In Response to Re: Bergeron for #4 :
Posted by bandgbleeder
Do you actually read what is posted?
"First off, Bergy has sustained two significant concussions. Not his fault, but his career trajectory has been severely influenced by these events
Thanks for the tip re: tsn.ca injury list, I forgot that was out there. But after checking it out, Krejci's concussion was in 2007, the season before his breakout 2008-2009 campaign. Savard had two concussions back in 2001-2002 that did not seem to impact his best seasons from 2005- 2009. I agree that we still need to see what the future holds for Savvy after this latest episode.
My point is, that Bergy has not been the same player since returning from his concussions. His best seasons were from 2005-07, production has dropped off dramatically since.
NHL Stats prior to concussion: 239GP- 72G- 117A- 189pts .79 pts/game
NHL Stats after concussion: 137GP- 27G- 64A- 91pts .66 pts/game
That represents a 16% drop in point production, and a 35% drop in goal production. Those are the facts.
I would love to see him back, if the team thinks a change to wing can work for him given his concussion history. Also, he needs a "contact correction", since he is no longer that $5M/year player.