Re: Bergeron signed
posted at 7/13/2013 10:12 AM EDT
There are certain players who won't do a lot of things as well as PB does, but they do one or two things that help you win better than anyone in the world. Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin (after this year's resurgence), Stamkos (though I hesitate and wonder how much his totals might drop when St.Louis retires) Tavares, Datsyuk, maybe Zetterberg. I would say that after that list, it becomes a bit of a wash, though. For one season, right now, Toews or Bergeron? Weber or Bergeron? Lundqvist or Bergeron? Giroux or Bergeron? Eric Staal or Bergeron? The answer might never be Bergeron for those, but you'd have to think about it. Carter, Parise, Kopitar, Couture, Thornton, Backstrom, Sedin, Karlsson, Subban, Pietrangelo, Doughty, Suter....vs. Bergeron. I think Bergeron comes out on top in a lot of those conversations. Half at least. That's 24 top players in the league, and I've surely left a few guy out like Rinne, Duncan Keith, Patrick Kane, Tomas Vanek, Rick Nash, Jonathan Quick, etc etc.
Probably another one of those things where trying to sort players with wildly different talents into a numbered list is an exercise in fanboyism; talking about those wildly different talents and how they might help you win games, find chemistry with other players - less frustrating.
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