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Next review – #20 – Sean Bergenheim

By John Panarese

To me, Sean is another of the “enigma” players the Isles have seemed to have in their lineup. A guy with a great deal of potential talent, he often did not show much of it and, at times, took the over aggressive penalty. However, when he got hot, we could see his value, and I have found myself wondering a number of times just what this guy can be if he put his game together for a full season.

In 67 games, Bergenheim totaled 10 goals, 13 assists, 23 Points and was a +1 with 45 PIM. He had his share of injuries, but no one can deny that he is a guy who plays with heart an intensity when he is on his game. The question, though, is whether or not he can establish his impressive game over the course of an entire season. It seems as if he has turned it on at the tail end of the last two. I’d have to give him a C+ as a rating, as I just think that Bergenheim has far more to offer than we have seen.

On a side note, I also want to congratulate the Hawks and Flyers for their accomplishments in the playoffs. It is going to be a great Stanley Cup final round. The young Hawks against the amazing Flyers. My personal prediction is … Chicago in 6.