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04-04-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
As long as Bergeron is fit there's no worry about him "taking time to recover". He reached a level of play before this injury he's never been at before, possibly with the exception of the 2011 playoffs. I believe that within a few years time we will have to put him up with historically extremely high end two-way forwards. Dare i say it but i'm talking Doug Gilmour at his best here.
That's blasphemous, at least in the eyes of Leafs fans.

That said, I personally don't think he's reached that level yet. Gilmour was playing Selke-caliber defensive hockey AND hitting the top-5 in NHL scoring at his peak ('92-'94). Bergeron has the defensive aspect covered, but he needs to score a bit more IMO to reach Dougie's level, though acknowledging that he's playing in a pretty stifling defensive system under Julien.

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