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03-10-2013, 05:57 AM
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Well, Berglund isn't a playmaker. He's got a good shot and plays a very strong two-way game, but he's definitely not nor has he ever been a playmaking center.

That said, this is the first year he's had fewer assists than goals. Probably an anomaly but at the same time, yeah, he's not the guy you're relying on to dish the puck. His offensive game is more using his bigger frame to shield and possess the puck on the cycle, and he's been going to the net with a lot more authority since a February game in Nashville last year, so he tends to get bounces off him and rebound goals. He has average to below average vision, but he plays hard and defensively responsible and now goes to the net with authority. I was part of a chorus complaining about his game the first half of last season, but he really turned it around once he began to introduce more force in his skating and forechecking.

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