The Marc Bergevin Experience
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04-04-2013, 04:52 PM
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The Bruins thing wouldnt be that bad of a thing no ? Maybe just injure them. I'm not that sick of a human being.
No but seriously, I am not talking about Pominville or any other big fish. There's plenty of good depth 3rd liners that can fill in the 2nd line that could have been added for a relatively cheap price.
Just look at players like Halpern... Down the line, it's our AHL depth that I don't like. Instead of giving roster spots to players who will never make the team(even on short stints.) Why can't we just sign better players... (Tenute, Hagel, Stortini ETC come to mind)
Look at Binghampton. They have a crap load of players that can fill in every spot in the roster. They have one goalie who can start (Well not anymore, he's NHL bound), they have Gryba, Benoit, Weircoch to fill in Defense... Stone, Prince, Dziurzinki, Da Costa Etc...
While our better call-ups are first year rookies or Mike Freaking Blunden. (Geoffrion injury doesnt help here, but still.)
I think MB really underestimated his team this year, and he never really tought he would be in this spot. (Which is normal.) He had a plan, he refused to adjust and we might pay in the playoffs. But every thing will be better next year for sure.
I'll take Drewiske, Weber, Kaberle, Tinordi, Beaulieu and Pateryn over their 3. Stone, Prince, Dzirusvkinyihdihidhfdidiski or Da Costa might have some NHL experience but outside of Stone and Prince.. they don't have much scoring punch.. White, Dumont, Armstrong have NHL experience, yeah they don't pack much scoring punch but they're reliable and physical.. if we need scoring then Kristo or Leblanc will have to come up and fill that void. It's not as dire of a situation as you made it out to be.
Ultimately Bergevin made the decision that he liked the depth of his team and the farm team that it would be silly to pony up the inflated market price for depth players he probably won't need unless some astronomical amount of injuries occur.
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