Posted 2021-01-03 8:09 AM (#773234 - in reply to #773113) Subject: RE: Brett Berard Makes USA Preliminary Roster
Here we go nice article about Berard the guy who has done nothing, as described by the guy who knows nothing. Fifth round pick by Rangers, not only makes the World Junior roster a year ahead of any expectation he would, he is now starting to take a prominent role. Berard is showing flashes of a lot of good traits and skill that will keep moving him up the ladder. With the exception of Lafrenierre, Kakko, Kravstov, Miller, Lundqvist type picks who's talent and potential a blind man can see, guys like Berard scrap to get noticed and make teams. They are drafted because they get noticed. All those games he played in the years leading up to the NHL draft, Ranger scouts noticed something about him, that dialed them in. Its not like he had the preordained notoriety like the afore mentioned Ranger stud picks. He had to go out every night and exhibit the skills, temperament, attitude, potential and upside the Ranger scouts obviously saw. There is definitely something there, you see it the first time you watch him play. Its very hard to teach drive, attitude, competitiveness, balls ect. very few buy in, you either have it or you don't. The kid has that package in spades. Now its a never ending commitment by him to get to where the Rangers want him. This guy has a shot to do just that.