In the St. Louis Blues' 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, head coach Ken Hitchcock made an interesting lineup move after the second period. Hitchcock moved second line center Patrik Berglund down to the fourth line to play left wing.
It was a move that should remain permanent until Berglund's play picks up and his activity drastically improves.
Berglund was a minus-3 on the night against the Kings and it was yet another game by Berglund that was sub-par.
There has been a lot of talk about "buying-in" coming from the Hitchcock and the Blues' locker room and you have to wonder if one of those guys being referenced is Berglund, who has not played at a high enough level to be a second line center on a contending team.
Sure, Berglund has 14 goals on the year. That is nice. His 14 goals are second on the team, just behind Chris Stewart. But if you dig deeper, you will see that Berglund has been more of a problem than a solution.
Berglund is 11...