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The Thin Blue Line: Replacing Markov

Updated: November 17, 2010, 5:46 PM ET
By Victoria Matiash | Special to ESPN.com

To exploit one of Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra's oft-quoted expressions, it's like deja vu all over again.

At the very start of the 2009-'10 season, Andrei Markov suffered a lacerated ankle and was scheduled to sit on the shelf for three months (he returned a titch early). To plug the hole on the blue line, the Montreal Canadiens enlisted the help of Marc-Andre Bergeron. The 30-year-old power-play specialist filled in nicely, collecting 34 points in 60 games, including a whopping 22 with ...

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