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07-04-2008, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by The Nemesis View Post
Sharks fan here:

be wary of Bernier. He does have some problems with conditioning, and he doesn't always play hard. The talent is definitely there, but he's not always willing to use it. Fights and hits are nice, but you want offence, and he didn't do much for the Sharks prior to the trade last year, and didn't do much for the Sabres after the trade (his first game outburst notwithstanding). Shark fans were always intrigued with his potential, but frustrated by teh fact that we knew he could be better if he applied himself

If he shapes up (literally) and plays hard, he can be a force. But if he keeps starting teh season a little chunky and coasts when he feels like it, he could just as easily be forgettable.

But hey, if the Sedins can get what they did out of Carter and (to a lesser extent) Pyatt, maybe they can overcome some of Bernier's deficiencies.

sounds like another young, big powerforward we got from the new york area a few years back (woot woot, first one to claim that Bernier is the "next bertuzzi"! do I get a cookie for that?)

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