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01-04-2012, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrokh View Post
Last year, centers 60 to 31 in scoring had 37 to 54 points and the same range for points per game was .5 to .7. And many of those guys are considerably worse than Berglund defensively. Plus, he's just a few points out of that range in a year when the whole team is failing to score. He's not a #1 center, but he is definitely a 2nd line center.

I'm open to discussion about what kind of 2nd line center a playoff team or a Cup contender needs, or that Backes isn't dangerous/productive enough for the Blues to also run with Berglund, or any number of sensible analyses. But let's be clear about what we're talking about instead of casually saying Berglund isn't even a second line center.
what he said. and i'll keep saying it again, Berglund is still 23 years old, hell much of the core of this team is 25 and under. Yes they should be improving, but we have to be reasonable in regards to expectations. And to piggy-back on what rumrokh said, what other options for 2nd line center are available who have his production, salary, youth, and upside?

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