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09-21-2003, 07:22 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
all things considered I don't think it makes much sense to keep Bergeron over Luoma if they are close, if Luoma is on a make-it-or-back-to-europe contract.
1. Luoma moves the puck well too, from what I've read.
2. Luoma is bigger, does he use it effectively I don't know, but bigger never hurts on D.
3. Depth. If you keep Luoma, and someone ahead of him on the depth chart goes down to injury (as will almost certainly happen at some point in the season), you can always recall Bergeron. If you keep Bergeron and send Luoma back to Europe, all of a sudden you are calling up the Allen's and Lynch's, though it looks like Luoma is CLEARLY ahead of those guys right now.
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