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12-05-2012, 04:22 PM
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You're completely out of your mind if you think Backstrom has zero defense or you're just extremely biased and have a special man love for Bergeron. You win the cup and you think Bergeron is the second coming of Christ. He will not and can not produce top offensive points anywhere near Backstrom ever. He's obviously amazing defensively but Backstrom is great too and not as far off as you think.
You do realize that Bergeron twice put up 70 points before he turned 22?
Since then, a combination of factors, most notably injuries, and his changing role to more of a defensive specialist have limited his production. Having said that, you put Bergeron in a mainly offensive role with a guy like Ovechkin on his wing, and you certainly could argue he'd be capable of a PPG plus. He has that kind of talent.
Bergeron led the '05 WJC in scoring, on a team with some pretty serious firepower at a similar age to him - Getzlaff, Carter, Ovechkin, etc...
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