I have only see Overchkin on TV and read about him. I wont argue he'll be a superstar. However, as a mid 40 year old who has seen atleast 600 Bruins games in person and went to my first game the year before Orr came up I will say Bergeron is one of the most impressive rookies I have ever seen come up. I live near Lowell so I have gone over and watched Eric Staal play (I even during a Christmas skate with my kids did about a half dozen laps with him until my kid wanted to go meet 'that goalie' (Cam Ward) . I'll say that I am a big Eric Staal fan. I love his talent and you could not have met for atleast 5 minutes a nicer, more sincere kid. He reminded me of some of the boys my teenager hangs with (hockey players of course). I asked Staal on his take of Bergeron and he said he's better than last year- he was impressed. You could tell he meant it. I brought up his skating seemed stronger and he quickly agreed. I am taking nothing away from Staal or Bergeron and would take either and run. Bergeron really is something. If the game opens up to pre1993 hockey I see him as a well rounded player who would translate into a 70 point player. He'll blast you into the next county though if he has a chance and he has that feel where he'll score big goals. I see him as guy that will play his best when it matters. He's already taken the wackiest road ever in professional hockey: consider he played in the NHL full time before the AHL; played (and won a medal) in the men's WC before playing in the WJC; has lived with the Lapointe's in a beautiful spread where he said he has a few chores that include walking the dog (what no MTV cribs- and he should have a posse member for that). He started staying in the best hotels, eating at the best restaurants and flying first class or charter; now he's got an apartment, buses it, and if he's like my 19 year old eating fast food. Overchkin sounds and looks like a game breaker- a franchise player. Bergeron and Staal look like the 3 or 4 guys you build a winning team. I have no idea knowing but I'd bet Staal would feel pretty good to be discussed as being in a talent litter along with Patrice Bergeron.