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05-10-2013, 10:18 AM
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Lewy
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
Berglund is not a 3C. He's been used as a 2C for the past two seasons, a move up that has interestingly coincided with STL becoming a really good team. They moved McDonald to W to make space for it. Sobotka is their 3C now, although Perron/Steen were playing C for them at times last year.

Berglund and his 50+ pts came in a season where STL was playing Oiler-style hockey. More offensive. His D that year was average. He's now more of a well-rounded player, and points have fallen accordingly.

He's not the ideal 2C. He's got great size, puck presence, and plays great with better-skilled wingers. But he's pretty bad at faceoffs, has limited offensive explosiveness, and may not be quick enough for wingers like MPS/Yak.

But IMO, he's the most reasonably acquirable 2C in the league right now, and shouldn't cost a stupid amount to sign.

He's also young and fits well with the young core of this team. Plenty of room to develop his game before he hits his prime in a couple years.
Depth at C similar to quality D is essential.

Kopitar
Richards
Stoll

RNH
Berglund
Horcoff

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