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04-02-2012, 02:31 AM
eco's bones
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Originally Posted by jBuds View Post
Got it - thanks. Is this just the common, consensus opinion regarding him? Or has he (or his rep) alluded to or stated as much?
The thinking (or over thinking) is that his contract is up. That he's down the depth chart a bit and that once upon a time when he was a Montreal prospect he left his AHL team and headed back to Russia--for a year or so--maybe part of the reason he was included in the Gomez deal. Personally I think he could catch on with some NHL team as a 6-7. He's a stay at home guy--with average speed and some physicality. Best +/- of our AHL defensemen.

Have to say that Bourque has had a very rough start to his pro career--rougher than Grant anyway though of course Grant is about 5 years older. Of those currently in the AHL only JAM (AHL contract), possibly Wellman, Yogan (just signed after finishing his OHL career) and Erixon are potential Rangers in the future.

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