I think this is a great idea for the following reasons: 1) it has proven to be a very successfull plan - use big slow tough guys to beat the europeans on big ice surfaces 2) bert is well rested. He hasn't played a game or practiced in over a year 3) I am completely convinced that he will change his ways and will not take any untimely penalties. The refs won't be paying any special attention to him. 4) The whole idea of a 'team" concept is grossly over-rated. Bert will fit in just fine with the guys, especially if Sakic and Blake agree to play. I can just see Blake giving Bert an "aw-shucks" grin when they are on the ice together. 5) the "team" needs distractions when playing tournaments. All the questions about Bert will be a welcome relief after a few weeks. Yep, Tambelini is off to a great start. What a profoundly intelligent move on his part.