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02-15-2010, 10:45 PM
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Vic Rattlehead*
 
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
Too bad Stamkos went cold when the pressure was on to make the team in December. As Yzerman stated, they are not assembling a fantasy team, and instead are forming a 23-man roster that can play in all situations presented to them. Bergeron was selected for his almost 60% faceoff percentage (right-handed shot, which is different than the other top faceoffs guys), PK ability, strength along the boards, and chemistry with Sid.
Pretty much this.

Again, most people here only look at statistics when judging a player. I am so thankful that the Team Canada officials went against the popular method and actually watched these players in action before naming Team Canada.

A lot of you will be pleasantly surprised when you see Bergeron in action with NHL caliber linemates - I don't consider one of the slowest skaters in the league (Recchi) and a player who cannot finish (Paille) quality linemates for a player with his playmaking abilities.

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