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Pick ONE: Perron, Berglund, or Oshie

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09-24-2009, 09:48 PM
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I can't wait until Eller becomes a regular and we can add him into the discussion...

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09-24-2009, 10:16 PM
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Dont forget E.J.

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09-24-2009, 11:01 PM
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Great question, impossible answer:

Berglund
Perron
Oshie

PLease God keep these three together, its babych-federko-sutter all over again, but only WAY better!

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09-25-2009, 01:54 AM
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Oshie
Berglund
Perron
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09-25-2009, 07:08 AM
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Oshie now, Berglund in 5 years.
Perron

the rest

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09-25-2009, 07:39 AM
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Hard to choose between those 3, add in Eller whose ceiling might be the highest of them all. In this discussion, EJ has been largely forgotten, although if he were included he'd be everyone's first choice.

What an incredible young team. Backes is only 24 and Boyes is only 26 or 27. Incredible.
Pietrangelo may make an argument someday as well. No team can compare to the youth in St.Louis.

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09-25-2009, 11:54 AM
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Perron
Oshie
Berglund

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09-25-2009, 01:18 PM
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The St. Louis blues Scouts should get a medal for their awsome drafting.

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09-25-2009, 01:29 PM
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My team is in need of a Berglund.

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09-25-2009, 01:35 PM
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Oshie is the most valuable to his team. He has a contagious tenacity that elevates the play of those around him. His motor is what makes him irreplaceable.

Perron has more dedication to hockey than any young player I've ever seen. He's going to make a huge leap this year in production. People forget how young he was when he forced the team to keep him on the roster (in hind-sight...a brilliant move).

Berglund has the highest ceiling in terms of natural ability and a big frame, but our last impression of him was hitting the rookie wall. It remains to be seen what his trajectory of improvement will be. In a few years, he'll probably be the biggest point-producer of the three.

But Eller is likely to eclipse all 3 of them. The day he gets his call-up from Peoria is going to be an historic day in Blues' history. We've endured some pain recent seasons, but these are good days to be a Blues' fan.

Hey...I'm as excited about seeing Palushaj, too. He's not far out of this class.

And don't forget, its actually been defense that has gotten the higher picks:
EJ
Pietro
Cole
Rundblad

They need a couple years more to start making some noise in the league, but the potential is there to be dominant on both ends of the ice soon.

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09-25-2009, 02:32 PM
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T.J. Oshie is a tad bit overrated IMO. I just don't think he'll ever be putting up the numbers Perron and Berglund are capable of. He will be a special player for St. Louis nonetheless, but won't be depended on offensively the way Perron and Berglund will be.
...and yet Oshie had the highest points per game of the 3 of them last season. People seem to think Oshie doesn't have the offensive capabilities of Berglund or Perron, but he's every bit as talented and capable of being a point producer. It wouldn't surprise me to see Oshie lead the team in scoring one day, and on a team with Toews at UND it was Oshie that was the heart & sould of the club.

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09-26-2009, 05:04 AM
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...and yet Oshie had the highest points per game of the 3 of them last season. People seem to think Oshie doesn't have the offensive capabilities of Berglund or Perron, but he's every bit as talented and capable of being a point producer. It wouldn't surprise me to see Oshie lead the team in scoring one day, and on a team with Toews at UND it was Oshie that was the heart & sould of the club.
That's pushing it considering the age and experience of the players. Oshie is nearly two years older and as such has nearly two years of extra experience playing high-level hockey and nearly two years to build muscle and stamina. Those things gave him another advantage - an extra 2 minutes of ice time on average per game. Granted some of that time was on the PK, but comparing Oshie's age 22 season to Perron and Berglund's age 20 seasons isn't exactly fair. I'll be surprised if Perron and Berglund are not scoring at a faster pace than Oshie in two years.

Oshie will probably continue to be the "heart and soul" of the club, but of the three in discussion I'd probably rather have Berglund. Oshie may have leader qualities but you can't win a cup unless you have elite scoring talent, too, and Berglund and Perron could bring that to the table.

Either way, it's a good thing we don't have to choose... and hopefully the Blues won't have to, either, for a long while...

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