Bergeron sticking around for awhile
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09-19-2003, 04:19 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: HF retirement home
I posted above my thoughts on this , didn't see this thread..
But I was /am VERY impressed with this kid Bergeron..
What I saw of him..aside from the usual okay skot, okay skating okay grit.....the kid "get's it " as Bill Parcells would say..
He has "ice vision " for a loack of better term.. What I saw was him "scanning his options " before taking a hit. Not just chasing a puck on the "D" transition but figuring out what to do with it before he got it.
A lot of skills can be taught to an extent and honed.
Instinct and smarts , the "toolbox" , either you have it or don't.
In most cases I'm a supporter for nuturing in Juniors and AHL.. but if a kid can CONSISTENTLY show he has "it" as DKH says above..then you have to think real hard about letting him play.
based on what I saw. Based on what others have posted and based upon what I have read...I'm of the mind that if young Mr. Bergeron keeps it up thru pre-season than you have to keep him here for at least the 10 Regular season games.
Beyond that... if he is playing at an NHL level.. he should stay...
BOSTON STRONG !!!
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