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Bergeron was injured in the First Game of the Olympics & Played Hurt

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03-02-2010, 11:30 AM
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Bergeron was injured in the First Game of the Olympics & Played Hurt

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=745018

He's Not playing for the Bruins tonight either.

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Just addressed media here at TD Garden. Injured groin first week of Olympics and hurt again in gold medal game.
Day-to-day.

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He should have sat out. He was only hurting the team. Its one thing to play through an injury and do well, its another to hurt your team repeatedly.

One is brave, one selfish.

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Unfortunately, it looks like he'll never become the player so many thought he would be. He and Dipietro are both on there last legs it appears.

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He didn't impressive me at all

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Unfortunately, it looks like he'll never become the player so many thought he would be. He and Dipietro are both on there last legs it appears.
You do know that Bergeron is only 24 years old, right?

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That makes it all the more sad.

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He didn't impressive me at all
That's because one cannot "impressive" another.

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He should have sat out. He was only hurting the team. Its one thing to play through an injury and do well, its another to hurt your team repeatedly.

One is brave, one selfish.
I wouldn't call him selfish, he was used very sparingly. If he was taking a regular shift trying to hide his injury, that would be selfish. But if he was saying I'm injured, but I'll go out there if you need me, and be perfectly willing to accept only playing 3-4 mintues a game, mostly on the PK...thats not selfish at all.

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I wouldn't call him selfish, he was used very sparingly. If he was taking a regular shift trying to hide his injury, that would be selfish. But if he was saying I'm injured, but I'll go out there if you need me, and be perfectly willing to accept only playing 3-4 mintues a game, mostly on the PK...thats not selfish at all.
I thought he did a pretty good job on the PK if you asked me. He wasn't exceptional in the faceoff circle though.

It's unfortunate because he'll be an easy target for many. I couldn't care less though because a healthy Bergeron makes the Bruins much better.

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I'm a big Bergeron fan, and was pretty disappointed at his Olympic performance. This makes me feel a bit better about his lack of ice-time as well as his horrible game against the Slovaks. Hopefully he heals up soon.

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He didn't impressive me at all
he impressived me quite a few times on the PK

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I was not at all impressived by his play. Guess this is why.

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I barely noticed Bergeron in the gold medal game. He had a good chance near the high slot but lost the puck, and got waved out of a faceoff. After the game, I don't think he had enough sweat to wet a Q-tip. Hope he returns from his injury soon. Bruins will need him for a playoff push.

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Bergeron lost a lot of faceoffs when things were close, but I dont blame him.

We won, so I can't knock the picks, but it is clear he isn't the player we all wanted him to be.

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I barely noticed Bergeron in the gold medal game. He had a good chance near the high slot but lost the puck, and got waved out of a faceoff. After the game, I don't think he had enough sweat to wet a Q-tip. Hope he returns from his injury soon. Bruins will need him for a playoff push.
He only had 4 minutes of ice time that game.

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How is he selfish??? The 13th forward spot was his...he didn't have anyone else fighting him for that spot. He was great early on in the tourney with his limited role. Won most of his draws but as the tourney went on he struggled. Now I know the reason why he did.

Don't compare him to DiPeitro. The Jones hit was unfortunate. Since then he's had a concussion and a broken thumb that he only missed a few games. DiPeitro hasn't play consistently in 3 years maybe more.

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Even if he was at 100%, he would still be the worst player on the Canadian roster by miles.

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BOS screwed by NHL participation in the games. Something like this happens every time.

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Coaches must have known, so not a big deal if he played hurt. Explains a lot though, since I thought he looked slow out there.

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No wonder he didn't impressive anyone at the tournament.

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Were players allowed to be replaced if injured once the tournament started?

I know they all wanted to be apart of the Games, but it's not like a home team where you can play at 90% and still be the best player on the team. A Canadian replacement player playing at 100% could have brought more to the table.

Luckily, we won, so this isn't really too much of an issue.

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I guess that's why he played poorly throughout the tourney. It probably would have been best for all parties if he just sat completely rather than play 3 min a game.

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Playing him injured only further hurt both Canada and Boston.

So much of PKing is about speed and getting into lanes. If Bergeron was too injured to risk using his body to block shots (which may have been the case given his play), then there was even less reason to send him out during the PKs.

Even if you considered Bergeron invaluable to the team, a better decision would've been to completely rest him at least a few games throughout the preliminaries and Germany so he'd be ready for the final elimination rounds.

Maybe Babcock's philosophy was 'let's send the injured guy out so he'll be the way to take the pucks to the body instead of our healthy guys since he's hurt already?'

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I guess that's why he played poorly throughout the tourney.
No. I did not see any difference in his play whatsoever. He didn't belong there, injury or no injury. At least his suckiness made the game that much more interesting and enabled us to get a historical win that will be remembered for many years.

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No. I did not see any difference in his play whatsoever. He didn't belong there, injury or no injury. At least his suckiness made the game that much more interesting and enabled us to get a historical win that will be remembered for many years.

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