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10-01-2003, 11:46 AM
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Berard close to signing

According to The Score, a sports network in Canada. They reported that Tom Laidlaw, Berard's agent, has been in conversations with the Bruins, and that the two sides aren't far apart.

IMO, with Boynton signing up, Berard shouldn't be too far behind. Besides, it sounds like no one else has really contacted Berard about his services, so he might as well sign for what he can get with Boston.

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10-01-2003, 11:51 AM
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i know many of you don't care for berard all that much but i personally think he brings a lot to the team. sure he needs to improve his D but that kind of stuff always comes with experience. i'll be happy if the b's resign him

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I'll be happy too, as long as it is in a reduced role, like a power play specialist.

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Kutlak

Putting Kutlak on waivers means they must be signing Berard. Kutlak should be picked up easily...one of the top young defensemen in the waiver draft. Too bad. I'd just assume that Kutlak stayed. However, our D hasn't been great at creating offense this preseason, so maybe Berard would be a great signing.

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Putting Kutlak on waivers means they must be signing Berard. Kutlak should be picked up easily...one of the top young defensemen in the waiver draft. Too bad. I'd just assume that Kutlak stayed. However, our D hasn't been great at creating offense this preseason, so maybe Berard would be a great signing.
i think it's a good way of hiding kutlak in order to send him down. look at the overall list, and you'll see several teams trying to send a player through now, in order to get them a free pass to the minors. he may be picked, but then again, he may not. while he's impressed in training camp, i doubt anyone would lose sleep if he were picked up.

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The Providence Journal said Berard could be signed by the end of the week.

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I suspected all along that Laidlaw was going to wait until waiver draft and then resign with Boston; I like the pairing potential- Boynton and McGillis; Jillson-OD; and Gill-Berard....pretty decent combo and even some guys that can move the puck- top half dozen in East imo based on Micheal Karlstrom's review.

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I agree that while Berard lacks much in his own end, his upside is still pretty decent in terms of creating offense- and this team seemingly needs some of that. Teaming him with Gill might be a good insurance policy for some of his gambles.

Stressing "D first" to him might just yeild a better all around player who gambles less, and pinches in only when his partner/ teamate is back first. His speed is nice on the blue line, imo.

With Moran, McGillis, Jillson and maybe Jurcina in the mix, we wouldnt have to rely on big minutes from Berard this year. Seems to me Berard was doing pretty well last year- until OD and Gill got hurt at the same time- and Berard as well as the rest of the D fell apart trying to do too much. -Piels

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I definetely agree with the above posters who think it would be great to have him back. Finding the right partner for him makes a huge difference. He played really well when paired with OD earlier in the season, & even played decent with Boynton (even though he's not exactly a stay-at-homer himself). It wasn't until he was put with Girard that he fell apart in his own end (or at least it wasn't as visible & his mistakes were covered).

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I have to say I wouldn't be all that excited about Berard coming back but as others have said in a more limited role he would be ok but at just under 2 million I think I would be looking for depth at center than spending the cash for Berard.
Having Berard and Moran play 6th/7th D-man isn't that tough to take either...
Boynton/Gill/McGillis/O'Donnell/Jillson/Moran seem to be the 6 locks to date.
I kinda was thinking Brennan would be like the 7th blueliner, I also like the fact Brennan is a veteran who played well last season and shoots "right-handed" seemed like a nice fit for that role.

So on Berard it comes down to...yes he could help the Bruins again this season but I still think he has alot of problems as well...at close to 2 million could/should he play a very limited role?
I say take the $$$'s and get help at center and go with what we have on "D" now..but I would be mad if he does return either.
Time will tell!

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I agree with GA on this...

I'd like to see what Berard can do with a strong defensive partner.

I'll never understand the matchup with Girard...

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I agree with GA on this...

I'd like to see what Berard can do with a strong defensive partner.

I'll never understand the matchup with Girard...

Myself as well. I'll be a happy hockey fan if he comes back.

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I too, agree with those who feel Berard should be on our blueline for this and many seasons to come.


McGillis Boynton
Gill Berard
O'Donnell Jillson/Moran

Providence to Boston shuttle: Jurcina, Morrisson, Brennan

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I think I'm ok with Berard back on the Bruins' defence. I wouldn't want to rush Jurcina or Morrisson, and Berard is a definate upgrade as a 6th dman over Moran (in my opinion).

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It Was The Actions Of A Desperate Man!

Thats my opinion of the Girard-Berard pairring.

O`C screwed the pooch when he didnt replace McLaren quickly enough. O`C gave Ftorek an AWFUL hand to play on the blueline.

By the time he acquired Moran and McGillis, he had already made his mind up that Ftorek had to go, IMHO.

The defnse, prior to the deadline SUCKED!

It was flat out awful. Littered withguys that nobody would play in their top 4.

For 2 months Ftorek was able to hide all of the teams deficiencies by putting guys in situations that played to their strengths, while minimizing their negaitive attributes.

Over time, the garbage rose to the top.

You can cover the smell of crap with potpourrie for a while. but in the long run, the house will smell like crap.

Ftorek simply couldnt turn dog crap into Filet Mignon for the long haul.

Later

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Berard can give the team things that no other defenseman on the current roster can provide.

Mcgillis hasnt provided large offensive numbers since he was a Flyer, and Jillson has yet to prove it at the NHL level.

Used wisely, Berard can be a valuable weapon.

Everyone knows that he isnt Rod Langway back there, hopefully he could be used in situations that minimize his weaknesses.

Isnt that what good coaching is about?

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