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06-09-2008, 11:37 AM
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I like to defend Bouillon because, ....., well I just do. I think his contributions, as Pam was saying are important.
Your criticisms are also perfectly valid. I know you don't bash for the sake of bashing, so, the question gets to be, how do you benefit from Bouillon's heart, in terms of the occasional big hit, his battles with guys twice his size, the streaks where he seems to block shots, skate the puck out of his end etc. ?
I think you need 1 more D to step up, hopefully O'bryne and take more of a role. We saw Gorges imperove as the year went on. So, if O'b, or Valentenko or a ufa takes up more responsibility, Bouillon can be spotted more, counted on less. Coaching should insulate a team from being burnt by a 6th,7th d man. Carbo never seemed reluctant to use Bou and Gorges against top opposition, maybe that'll change as others improve.
I dont hate the guy but when you manage a team you should look to improve your team every year and i think we need to improve our D.
Let me tell you this, i remember a year when he was out of the line up and we went on a 7 game winning streak to make the playoffs. This year he was injured towards the end of the year and the team didnt miss a beat. We even did fine without him during the first round. Hes not essential to the team's success at all. Lets make him our 7th Dman and use him like with did with Bisebois.
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