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05-10-2013, 02:23 PM
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raab
Where's the Hart?
 
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Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post
Obviously Berglund.

But what makes the organization stronger...adding a top-end(borderline elite) prospect, Nurse, to the pipeline who you have 7+ years of contractual control of and has the potential to be better than anything on your current roster or a minimum of two years of Berglund who is only arguably better than the 5th or 6th best forward you already have in place?

Or swap in Monahan/Nischushkin...two guys who could be as good as Berglund now, but with 7-9 years of contractual control.
The problem is that Nurse isn't even the best prospect available at 7 and lots of write ups support my opinion including Bob Mackenzie so calling him elite is misleading. Some people in here obviously aren't watching the St. Louis series and haven't seen a lot of Berglund. Other then his face offs which are average he's exactly what you'd want in a 2nd line centerman and would really give us some nice center depth if he played on the 3rd line. For the guys using stats you need to look very in depth. Things like number of defensive zone start, quality of competition, etc would prove a lot more about his defensive awareness then simply looking at his GA/60. Make no mistake about it Berglund wouldn't even be available if it wasn't for his RFA status and the Blues internal cap structure, even given that I could see the Blues turning down this deal. Also him being an RFA is a bonus for us as we could work out a deal that had him sign a reasonable contract for 5-6 years before we made the trade.


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