He had a good shot to. Not the most acurate but it had some get up and go to it. I was not a huge Berezin fan. But he was exciting to watch at times. Kind of like a Daigle type player tons of skill and potential with not much heart or desire to be a complete player.
I don't think Berezin could ever be accused of slacking off or floating.. He just wasn't good enough.
Were you watching the same player? He floated like sea-doo, would take a shot from behind the net if it meant he didn't need to pass, slept through more shifts than a night-watchman. Just an uincredibly skilled, incredibly lazy player.
Last edited by Verbal Kint*: 02-14-2005 at 06:48 PM.
Were you watching the same player? He floated like ski-doo, would take a shot from behind the net if it meant he didn't need to pass, slept through more shifts than a night-watchman. Just an uincredibly skilled, incredibly lazy player.
I can understand where you're coming from because no-doubt Berezin was a very one-dimensional player. But I wouldn't say he was lazy. He worked very hard on offense. Not so much on defense though.
I remember when he was on the Leafs he was a friend and roomate of Tie Domi. I recall Domi saying that a lot of people didn't realize how competitive Berezin was and how badly he wanted to win. People forget that he scored some big goals for us.
I for one liked Berezin. He wasn't the most rounded player but you've got to admit he could score goals. Maybe he didn't pass enough, but if you ask me we had too many guys last year who didn't shoot enough.
During his three playoffs in Toronto, Berezin scored 4 times as many goals as Reichel and Renberg did combined in their three playoffs.