Kel, the thing with Neely and Gillies, who also has underwhelming career numbers compared to some, is that they were absolutely dominant physical players during their primes. Neely is still one of only three players to score 50 in under 50 games played, and the other guys are named Gretzky and Lemieux. Gillies created so much space for Trottier and Bossy. If you could have trained a silverback gorilla to skate.... I don't think those examples fit Bergeron, and they're the only recent inductees with sub-1000 points as forwards, I think. Since 1980, there have been only a handful of non-veteran's commitee appointments for forwards with fewer than 1000 points (I won't include Keon who missed by fewer than 20 points and would have had them if he hadn't detoured to the WHA.) You'll notice a pattern when you see who they are:
Cournoyer, Lemaire, Bill Barber, Bob Gainey, Steve Shutt, Gillies and Neely. That's four guys who were core players for a lot of Shab Cups, a guy who was a key offensive player for the Flyers' only Cups, a first-liner for a 4 Cup dynasty, and Neely, who, frankly, is CAM F'ING NEELY, so no more justification is required. So - more Cups or 1000 points seems to be the suggestion here.
JW - I don't know that it's accurate to say he's "not that good" offensively. He's not a point/game player, but he was pretty close pre-concussion (biggest loss was his shot, which used to be harder and more accurate) and he's been better than a point/game guy for long stretches over the last couple of seasons. He gets hot for a month or more. Since the concussion, his scoring has steadily climbed toward his pre-concussion numbers. I won't be surprised if he has a career year this year - the first time he's ever had a line where he isn't paired with either an EL player who is learning the ropes, or a 35+ guy whose legs are hit and miss, or both (I count Boyes as EL). And having Eriksson on his wing frees him up to be more aggressive offensively. You have to wonder what he might be able to do if a different system.
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