Originally Posted by Atomic_Wedgy
I like Berglund here. Player development is not always linear. He did regress last year, but he is still only 24. He scored 47 in his rookie year and scored 52 in his fourth year. The skill is there. Having Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz on your wings wont hurt either. I'd also rather have Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk on the points than MDZ anyday of the week.
Stepan doesn't have a better shot at PP1 than Berglund. Quite the opposite I think #1C is up for grabs in StL.
this is a key point... i read about the depth in st. louis throughout this post, but the fact is center is, by far, the weakest position for the blues... backes and berglund are the only true top 9 centers on the team. not sure about who i would actually want between the two, but ice-time shouldn't be a factor in the decision....