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09-16-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ODAAT View Post
Could be mistaken but Bergy arrived in Boston as an 18 year old who was already mature defensively yet still played a lot of wing for the B's. Watching and observing is also a valuable tool
With defense yes, but I'm talking strictly faceoffs here...can't learn them without doing them. They're about timing, rhythm, feel, etc. stuff that you can't pick up on observing

but at the same time, we forget this is the position he's been playing since youth. While undoubtably different at the NHL level, I'm sure he'd have pains, but long term it would be great IMO.

To go back to your example of Bergwron, if they don't stick him at center, he's not the player he is today. Same as Giroux, Stamkos, and many other cases around the league

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