Daily Poll: What Should the St. Louis Blues Do With Patrik Berglund?

 

May 2, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund (21) scores a goal against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) in game two of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Patrik Berglund was set to become the number one center for the St. Louis Blues, but that never really seemed to pan out.  Having trouble creating chemistry with linemates and going through streaks of ups and downs have kept Berglund from becoming the player that many fans hoped he would be.

Now, after appearing sluggish on the ice and going from moments of greatness to moments of complete collapse, many fans believe that Berglund’s time in St. Louis has run out.

So in today’s daily poll we ask you what you think the St. Louis Blues should do with Berglund.

What Should the Blues Do with Patrik Berglund?

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LET’S GO BLUES!

-Alex Hodschayan

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  • Dashley R

    I think if Berg’s would put an unreal effort into getting into better shape and having some hardcore endurance that he could be a real threat in the league, but I don’t see him reaching that far down. I want to see him succeed, but it may take a shock to his system like a change of scenery to get it done.

  • bluenotebacker

    All things being equal, Bergie is the RFA I’d be least unhappy about seeing on another team this Fall. I think he has the potential to be a 20-25 goal scorer every year, but it’s just not happening with the Blues. Too inconsistent. I don’t think they’ll get a top-2 Center for him, probably a 3-4 guy & maybe a pick?

    • Alex Hodschayan

      If Berglund is moved I would guess it would be in a package deal to get a top line guy. Backes does not need to be our top line center. Really, if we could pick up a top line center, I would love to see a new guy with Tarasenko and Schwartz on the first line. The Blues need to lean on their scoring talent and hope they develop quickly. Having a solid second and third line could also help the team with matchups late in the game.

      • bluenotebacker

        I 100% agree. Backes as #1 Center is sort of like Jackman at #1-2 D-man. Jax is a #3-5 guy and really shined in the short season once he was able to finally play to his level. He was excellent. I can see the same thing happening for Backes playing as the #2 Center IF the Blues can find a guy for the top line.

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