: Injury Report:
Bernier out 4-6 weeks
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03-11-2010, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Yeah, he produces well for a top 9 player. I'm not debating that. He's just a huge cockblock in a top 6 role, which is why I implied he had the potential to become an elite 3rd liner. I hope he does. The guy just gets really ugly points and is simply void of top 6 talent.
I meant the picks as an either/or, but my timeline was off. Either two prospects (after this draft) or the 3rd round prospect and a deadline acquisition this year.
As for unsung hero, I don't think it's that strong an argument for Bernier. That's pretty much the "Rudy" of awards, the guy who tries hard and everyone loves, but doesn't have the skillset or head to be 'sung.' It's also not picked by the team, and previous winners were Ruutu, Sopel and Cooke. Not a ringing endorsement.
And this might sound weird, but I'd be happy if Bernier could just become a more honest Matt Cooke. Just go out and bang and crash, and bounce the occasional puck in the net off your knee.
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