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03-08-2007, 11:40 AM
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OT: Berard career over?

Just thought I'd post this article from the Columbus Dispatch because there were some posters who had suggested during the deadline waiver period that B.G. should pick up Berard. Anyway, his back is acting up again (he's had 2 surgeries on it already and may have to go through a third.) so he is sitting out the rest of the season.

He signed a 2 year $4.5 m contract (avg. $2.25 m) two years ago, so he's U.F.A. this summer. If he CAN rehabilitate his back this summer his contract would no doubt be along the lines of Hasek/Belfour where he gets maybe slightly more than the league minimum, with a lot of incentives.

Backs are tough to come back from though (just ask Daze). Too bad for Berard....potential untapped really, what with the eye injury he's had to battle back from. He's still only 30.

No doubt a big reason why no G.M. touched him at the trade deadline though because when he's healthy he's the kind of player that most G.M.s are looking for....fast, skilled, can move the puck and Q.B. a powerplay.

http://www.dispatch.com/bluejackets/...308-D7-01.html

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Just thought I'd post this article from the Columbus Dispatch because there were some posters who had suggested during the deadline waiver period that B.G. should pick up Berard. Anyway, his back is acting up again (he's had 2 surgeries on it already and may have to go through a third.) so he is sitting out the rest of the season.

He signed a 2 year $4.5 m contract (avg. $2.25 m) two years ago, so he's U.F.A. this summer. If he CAN rehabilitate his back this summer his contract would no doubt be along the lines of Hasek/Belfour where he gets maybe slightly more than the league minimum, with a lot of incentives.

Backs are tough to come back from though (just ask Daze). Too bad for Berard....potential untapped really, what with the eye injury he's had to battle back from. He's still only 30.

No doubt a big reason why no G.M. touched him at the trade deadline though because when he's healthy he's the kind of player that most G.M.s are looking for....fast, skilled, can move the puck and Q.B. a powerplay.

http://www.dispatch.com/bluejackets/...308-D7-01.html
I wouldn't be too worried about Berard, he's not a very responsible D-man, but he is a very good PP quarter back. Once he's healthy, there will be teams interested in signing him.

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Well, if we can't manage to re-sign our big UFAs on D, and if all the others on the market are scared away from Montreal... I suppose we might have to contemplate a few of the reclamation project types. Ultimately, signing a few such wildcards at minimal desperate-player salaries might not be too bad an idea... if we can waste $6M of cap space on guys like Samsonov and Niinimaa, then perhaps sifting through the leftovers bin for next year's versions of Sean Hill, Yanic Perreault, Viktor Kozlov, etc might pan out. For relatively small cap outlay, you might be able to parlay some low investments into future assets. Even with a few misses, it could still be a decent investment strategy, cap-wise. Of course, you need the roster space to do it. Hopefully our UFA exodus won't be that severe.

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Well, if we can't manage to re-sign our big UFAs on D, and if all the others on the market are scared away from Montreal... I suppose we might have to contemplate a few of the reclamation project types. Ultimately, signing a few such wildcards at minimal desperate-player salaries might not be too bad an idea... if we can waste $6M of cap space on guys like Samsonov and Niinimaa, then perhaps sifting through the leftovers bin for next year's versions of Sean Hill, Yanic Perreault, Viktor Kozlov, etc might pan out. For relatively small cap outlay, you might be able to parlay some low investments into future assets. Even with a few misses, it could still be a decent investment strategy, cap-wise. Of course, you need the roster space to do it. Hopefully our UFA exodus won't be that severe.
We have to manage to keep Markov and one of Bonk or Johnson for less than 6 million.

The rest can go.. (Yes I'm talking to you Janne)

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Time for the typical hfboards Habs/Leafs cheapshot...

Berard's career was over when he first laced them up with Toronto! oooooohhhhhhhh

Now I feel better.

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