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Chojin 06-25-2013 02:07 PM

Berglund agrees to a 1-year contract
 
According to Strickland: http://www.truehockey.com/articles/B...l-in-Principle

SirPaste 06-25-2013 02:11 PM

Interesting

BBSuns 06-25-2013 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chojin (Post 67972633)

Yet another prove it contract for this upcoming season

Daley Tarasenkshow 06-25-2013 02:15 PM

Sounds good to me.

bleedblue1223 06-25-2013 02:16 PM

Still a RFA at the end right? This is the best way to go with Berglund. Either he gets consistent and he will be worth a raise or he remains inconsistent and he gets what he gets.

rumrokh 06-25-2013 02:24 PM

His shooting percentage and 17 goals in 48 games was a big change. If I'm Berglund, I absolutely want a prove it contract like this. And even though I don't want him traded, if the Blues decide to package him up for a better center, a one year deal that ends in RFA status is about as tradeable as you can get.

Bruv 06-25-2013 02:26 PM

Good.

Spektre 06-25-2013 02:27 PM

Boooooo

bleedblue1223 06-25-2013 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by rumrokh (Post 67973881)
His shooting percentage and 17 goals in 48 games was a big change. If I'm Berglund, I absolutely want a prove it contract like this. And even though I don't want him traded, if the Blues decide to package him up for a better center, a one year deal that ends in RFA status is about as tradeable as you can get.

Yep, if he's needed in a deal for an upgrade at center, this contract is the best way to go.

Chojin 06-25-2013 02:30 PM

I definitely agree with the contract from both sides. The Blues can't afford to commit money long-term to an inconsistent center, and Berglund will want to prove that he can keep up the scoring pace from last year. If Berglund breaks out, though, this could definitely come back to bite the Blues.

rumrokh 06-25-2013 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Chojin (Post 67974307)
I definitely agree with the contract from both sides. The Blues can't afford to commit money long-term to an inconsistent center, and Berglund will want to prove that he can keep up the scoring pace from last year. If Berglund breaks out, though, this could definitely come back to bite the Blues.

If he breaks out, then they have what they desperately need and there's no reason not to pay him what he's worth. That's an occasion of extreme joy, not feeling like they got their ***** bitten. And is the plural of ass seriously censored?

PocketNines 06-25-2013 02:39 PM

This is fine. Berglund's never "breaking out," because he's not all that good. Hopefully this is a contract that gets traded soon.

Alklha 06-25-2013 02:59 PM

Having seen that, I'll be surprised if Berglund is still with the Blues at the end of next season.

TheOrganist 06-25-2013 03:08 PM

That was predictable months ago.

Chojin 06-25-2013 04:33 PM

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Lou Korac ‏@lkorac10 1h

Blues GM Doug Armstrong confirms team & Patrik Berglund have verbal agreement on a one-year, $3.25 million contract. #stlblues
That's right about where I thought it would be.

JustOneB4IDie 06-25-2013 04:57 PM

another "prove it" contract? Whatever.

HANDZ 57 06-25-2013 05:00 PM

1 down 3 more to go. Please let Petro be next...

CarvinSigX 06-25-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by HANDZ 57 (Post 67983977)
1 down 3 more to go. Please let Petro be next...

I think Army will wait to see what Subban gets.

Alklha 06-25-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by CarvinSigX (Post 67985245)
I think Army will wait to see what Subban gets.

Huh? Subban is signed through next season.

CarvinSigX 06-25-2013 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Alklha (Post 67986051)
Huh? Subban is signed through next season.

Derp. I thought he only signed a one year deal. In that case...

Come on Army, get Petro signed!

MattyMo35 06-25-2013 06:02 PM

I'm good with 3.25. I'm past the point of hoping that Bergie becomes a legit 70 point 1C. I'm just hoping that he can consistently put up 50 points and be a reasonably significant contributor in every game. He's capable of doing that.

BlueDream 06-25-2013 06:14 PM

Berglund is what he is. He's a 45-50 point 2nd-3rd liner. He's a fine player, but nothing special. I suppose the Blues are giving him one more year to really see if he has another level. But next offseason he'll be 26 so I predict he won't change. He's not gonna break out, but I'm good with this contract. At least it's a good price.

hockeydoug 06-25-2013 06:22 PM

I'm a bit surprised Berglund would take that contract with so many games under his belt already. Nice contract for Armstrong and the Blues.

nicholas89alex 06-25-2013 06:46 PM

I don't see a way this is a bad deal for the blues. there's 3 main possibilities 1) his contract is attractive enough to make him a significant piece in a trade for an upgrade 2) he doesn't break out and confined to a life of second or third line at a similar salary # He breaks out and the blues get a #1 center and are willing to give Berglund a raise he earned.

Alklha 06-25-2013 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by nicholas89alex (Post 67989391)
I don't see a way this is a bad deal for the blues. there's 3 main possibilities 1) his contract is attractive enough to make him a significant piece in a trade for an upgrade 2) he doesn't break out and confined to a life of second or third line at a similar salary # He breaks out and the blues get a #1 center and are willing to give Berglund a raise he earned.

It is highly, highly unlikely Berglund is going to have that kind of "break out".

Unless we see him as a trade piece, then it isn't a very good deal. If Berglund is putting up in the region of 45 points, then he is very much worth $3.5m. Turris is a pretty good comparison here (5 years @ $3.5m). So even if he just goes along as he is, then this is basically his price range. If we see him as part of the team going forward, then if he puts up 60 points next season then it puts us in a very awkward position. It'll take more than 1 season to prove "consistency".


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