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02-09-2009, 01:39 PM
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Bergeron is very tough value to assess.
What we know about him is that at this point, he's healthy enough to be a quality 3rd line centre.
He's locked in at almost $5 mil for two more years.
And he's still a massive injury risk, and can in no way be counted on to be healthy for the remainder of his contract.
That being said, this kid was an elite player at ages 20-21, and there's always a chance that he can get back there - but the odds on that get longer with each passing game.
We also know that with Savard and Krejci up the middle, and Kessel, Ryder, Wheeler, Lucic, Sturm, and Kobasew on the wings, the Bruins don't exactly NEED to wait on Bergeron to see if he can get back to what he used to be.
If the Bruins are going for a cup run right now, and they can move Bergeron and his contract and get a quality top-pair defenseman and a decent 3rd line centre replacement, without giving up any extra assets other than a 29th overall pick, they might be well served to do it.
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