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12-05-2009, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by zetterberg40 View Post
Was Cleary going to be as good as he is now when you saw him at camp and through that first season? I highly doubt it. Who's to say he cant get better in the right system? His statistics in the AHL arent inflated. Im not saying everything translates to the NHL but who's to say he just hasnt found the right club.

Did you forsee Peverly doing this good in Atlanta? What about Cleary here in Detroit after being moved from 3-4 other teams? What about Marty St. Louis?

All it takes is the right system once to re-start a career. It's not like we couldnt use more "potential" top 6 forwards.

Just food for thought at this point, thats all.
Cleary and Peverly both earned their keep as checkers before they worked their way up in the lineup and refined their offensive games. Bourque isn't a checker and he can't score. This team needs scorers who can score right now, and Bourque does not fit that bill.

This is not the time for the Wings to look for long-term reclamation projects. They need quick-fixes until their good players get healthy.

In any case, I don't see how Bourque does any good for this team.

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