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01-17-2013, 12:21 PM
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I really don't think personality is actually a factor in this. The maturity thing is really just about the normal process all players must go through. I'm sure someone like Bergevin above others, values or understands PK's "personality".

As for the gamble re: first few game results, the problem is: if we lose these so called cupcake games at home WITHOUT PK (crowd will not like) and this jeopardizes the season (it's that small a margin of error), Bergevin will be seen by many retrospectively as having made a major mistake or having lost the gamble.
We NEED to win these games, thus can't take any chances. While that means we could potentially win with a significantly weaker D (which we 100% are without him), we could also dramatically increase our odds of winning most of them and buffering against the results of the tough games by getting him to pay NOW.

The shortened season and continued league parity really does play into this. Now is the time for Bergevin to avoid a gamble, since IMO the odds tip against him.

Edit: Freudian typo - pay instead of play

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