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Should allow for one of the prospects to slide into his spot, perform beautifully and then get demoted immediately upon Berglund's return because he's Berglund for cripes sake, totally worth the money he's getting! :doh:

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Here's where all that 3rd line depth comes into play, just like Doug drew it up.

Also interested in a kid getting a shot, but your scenario is realistic, Glen.

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We could have traded Bergy off and kept Lehtera, anyone down for that? No? Me either! :)

I think it's good that Bergy is getting himself together, he's a solid 3rd line guy, people here complain like he's Lehtera. Better options? There are always better options, but he's the guy we got and on paper right now, our 3rd line looks vicious af without him and it gives me no worries. Bergy coming back in December will be like having a trade and if he comes back like he did from his last surgery, I will be very, very pleased.

As for Sundqvist, he's honestly more a winger at this stage of his career. Yes, he can play C and he's been used in that role, but he needs more development in that role and he's got aways before we can really rely on that. If Yeo plugs him in as a Center, you guys might not like him too much but he should post points. Just my two bits from what I've seen of him. Saying all of that, I really like the acquisition and feel he's got a real future in the league.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:16 pm 
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Bergy coming back in December will be like having a trade and if he comes back like he did from his last surgery, I will be very, very pleased.

Is that you, Doug?

Seriously, though, I think the frustration is that this is the 2nd time he has injured himself during the offseason. Accidents happen in practices and games, but multiple offseason injuries is inexcusable to me, especially with the money and resources at his disposal. I just don't get it.

He is a suitable 3rd liner and better than Lehtera for a certainty. Personally, I hope a prospect makes the team out of camp and sticks upon Berglund's return. Thompson is a right handed shot and had a great prospect camp...

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Schwartz-Stastny-Tarasenko
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Berglund-Sobotka-Thompson
Barbashev-Brodziak-Sanford

Disclaimer: I'm choosing to ignore Doug's FA signings today and that they might actually play more than 50 games for this team. #Grit #HardAreas

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Toasted Oates wrote:
Oaklandblue wrote:
Bergy coming back in December will be like having a trade and if he comes back like he did from his last surgery, I will be very, very pleased.

Is that you, Doug?

Seriously, though, I think the frustration is that this is the 2nd time he has injured himself during the offseason. Accidents happen in practices and games, but multiple offseason injuries is inexcusable to me, especially with the money and resources at his disposal. I just don't get it.

He is a suitable 3rd liner and better than Lehtera for a certainty. Personally, I hope a prospect makes the team out of camp and sticks upon Berglund's return. Thompson is a right handed shot and had a great prospect camp...

My fantasy lineup that's sure to be wrong is brought to you by a tall gin & tonic:
Schwartz-Stastny-Tarasenko
Fabbri-Schenn-Steen
Berglund-Sobotka-Thompson
Barbashev-Brodziak-Sanford

Disclaimer: I'm choosing to ignore Doug's FA signings today and that they might actually play more than 50 games for this team. #Grit #HardAreas


He's not injury prone and that's the feel I get from your post, he just seems to have issues with dislocating his shoulders. He got one fixed and it's pretty feasible to say the amount of extra work his other had to take while playing injured ended up getting injured itself.

We have other players on the team who've gone on the IR more times than Bergy has, I mean, this is a contact sport and probably one of the harshest on the body. Beyond this type of injury, Bergy has been really solid physically and I get the feel that Bergy rather play injured and try to help contribute to the team rather than drop out mid-season to have surgery and be out. That says alot about his character but it's a double-edge sword at best.

I absolutely hate Doug's FA signings. I think they show the real issue with the team's current culture: They want to live in the past. We don't need an enforcer and we don't need 4th line players who honestly shouldn't be playing NHL minutes and that's pretty much what we signed. In that situation, I'd rather call up a prospect who is hungry to play in the NHL and only needs opportunity to really develop their potential.

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This is a "what have you done for me lately" business and he missed 40 games 2 seasons ago and will miss at least 25 this year, unless he comes back sooner than expected. So at least 65 missed games in 3 seasons, counting the upcoming one. Paul Stastny is considered "injury prone." He still has missed 6 less games than Berglund since the start of the 15-16 season, and that's with 21 playing all 82 (with a Jori-esque 34 pts) last year.

If he played with any physicality at all or played like the power forward they drafted him to be and have paid him handsomely to be, he wouldn't be so "solid physically." He rarely uses that freakish frame to his advantage. Imagine if Schwartz or even Sobotka had Berglund's size.

Still...better than Lehtera, but Patrik Berglund is an ok 3rd liner at best. As dmiles said awhile ago here, "He is what he is."

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