WSH Waived Chris Bourque. Should the Penguins claim him?
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09-29-2011, 10:35 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
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The only reason this kid has even been able to maintain SOME interest from NHL clubs over the last few years is because of his connections (thanks dad!). He's terribly undersized, and he just doesn't have the skillset to really compensate for it either. He isn't big, strong, or gritty enough to play a grinder role, isn't sound enough defensively to be a defensive specialist or penalty killer, and he doesn't have enough natural talent to even remotely pass himself off as a scorer.
Sorry to say it, but I don't see this guy being anything more than a very good career AHLer (John Slaney 2.0).
Seems he's most comfy being a big fish in a small pond.
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