2014 - Canada Roster Discussion (Part III)
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10-22-2012, 10:20 PM
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And as far as Bergeron goes, I wouldn't take him again. He's a good player, great defensively, but we just DON'T need him. He was lost at both ends of the ice in 2010, and just looked like he didn't belong. The need for a player of his skillset diminishes with the big ice, no need to make the same mistake twice. The notion we need defensive "specialists" is absurd to me. The notion we need defensive "specialists" is absurd.
Bergeron was terrible in 2010, and really was not a good pick. That being said, he is definitely a better player now than he was in 2010, and I doubt he will go with a serious wrist injury again during the Olympics.
Bergeron's skillset is actually one that I believe will be highly effective on the big ice since it's mainly based on hockey sense and positioning (his production over in Europe isn't bad either). This isn't a Zamuner or Draper type defensive specialist we're talking about. Bergeron is arguably the best defensive forward in the world and is also capable of 60+ points. Not bad for a 4th line option.
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