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10-24-2011, 08:43 AM
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Bit of a rumor, if you will. Wonder what Bourque would cost, and why would the Flames want to part ways with him? He's scored 27 goals in each of the last two seasons, and has played 73 and 80 games. A goal scoring winger this team could likely use tied up for 3 more seasons (after this one) at a reasonable price for a goal scorer.

Now that Mark Scheifele has been sent down to the OHL, do the Jets need to replace him?

GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said Sunday they do not, since they already have enough personnel to fill the 12 forward slots and still have a couple extra bodies as insurance.

According to a source, Cheveldayoff had been telling teams he’d decide after the Scheifele demotion whether he needed another forward.

The Jets apparently like Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque, a two-time 27-goal scorer who is rumoured to be on the block, but Cheveldayoff sounded content with his roster on Sunday.

One would hope the Jets would at least inquire about someone like Bourque, considering he’s scored 75 goals over the last three seasons and has a reasonable cap hit of $3.3 million. The Jets can’t score, so they should at least ask.

It sounds, however, like the Flames would want something significant in return, and the Jets probably can’t do that right now.

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