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02-09-2009, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by zeke View Post
But isn't that the ENTIRE argument?

If Bergeron was playing now like he did before the injury, there wouldn't be nearly the question mark on his value.

But the fact of the matter is that him being permanently diminished as a player (like many post-concussion players have been before) is a very real possibility.

Considering the Bruins would obviously much rather spend caphit on much less risky propositions like Kessel and Krejci, and that any team taking Bergeron on has to face the real fact that they might be paying $5 mil the next couple of years for a 3rd line centre, his value is obviously very questionable.

Moreover, considering that the Bruins are trying to make a cup run THIS YEAR, and that they have plenty of youth outside of Bergeron to take care of their future, then moving Bergeron for what is still a quality return - in this case a proven cup-wining two-way top-pair defenseman locked in for next year - has to be a real considertaion.

And given that whoever is taking Bergeron is taking on much more risk than the Bruins would be by taking on a proven top-pair defenseman locked in for next year, you have to think the Bruins would have to add something decent to make the deal work.
Leafs fans are pushing this deal way too hard, while Boston fans have zero interest in it. What does that tell you?

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