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08-19-2009, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynHockey99 View Post
There's no way Bourque is a full on prospect. He's a prototypical project. His odds of making the NHL are maybe 15%. The reason he was drafted in the 3rd round is that if he makes it, he'll be an impact player, so it's worth it to gamble a third rounder for someone who 5 years from now may be worth 3 first rounders.
I'm not sure what you mean by "not a full on prospect."

He's not really a project. The skills are there to become a productive NHL player. The question with Bourque is whether or not he can physically handle the rigors of the NHL game.

Also, I'd counter that the reason he was drafted in the third round is due to his small stature. If he were a couple inches taller, he'd grade out to a first round pick, for sure.

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