I respectfully disagree.
What he brings to the team is slowing the development of Nyquist. Can't have that anymore.
Bert is effective with Pav and more importantly Pav likes playing with him.
He's helpful in the shootout and with us fighting for every point we can get, a shootout point can make or break the end of this season for us.
Last, we only have one player that anybody is even remotely intimidated by (Tootoo) and with Bert we'd have another. I like having a big, tough, guy on a line with Dats.
Bert brings a lot to this team. If you don't see that we're lacking in his absence, then we haven't been watching the same top 6 this season.