Toasted Oates wrote:
Bergy coming back in December will be like having a trade and if he comes back like he did from his last surgery, I will be very, very pleased.
Is that you, Doug?
Seriously, though, I think the frustration is that this is the 2nd time he has injured himself during the offseason. Accidents happen in practices and games, but multiple offseason injuries is inexcusable to me, especially with the money and resources at his disposal. I just don't get it.
He is a suitable 3rd liner and better than Lehtera for a certainty. Personally, I hope a prospect makes the team out of camp and sticks upon Berglund's return. Thompson is a right handed shot and had a great prospect camp...
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Disclaimer: I'm choosing to ignore Doug's FA signings today and that they might actually play more than 50 games for this team. #Grit #HardAreas
He's not injury prone and that's the feel I get from your post, he just seems to have issues with dislocating his shoulders. He got one fixed and it's pretty feasible to say the amount of extra work his other had to take while playing injured ended up getting injured itself.
We have other players on the team who've gone on the IR more times than Bergy has, I mean, this is a contact sport and probably one of the harshest on the body. Beyond this type of injury, Bergy has been really solid physically and I get the feel that Bergy rather play injured and try to help contribute to the team rather than drop out mid-season to have surgery and be out. That says alot about his character but it's a double-edge sword at best.
I absolutely hate Doug's FA signings. I think they show the real issue with the team's current culture: They want to live in the past. We don't need an enforcer and we don't need 4th line players who honestly shouldn't be playing NHL minutes and that's pretty much what we signed. In that situation, I'd rather call up a prospect who is hungry to play in the NHL and only needs opportunity to really develop their potential.