To Bourque or not to Bourque
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04-09-2012, 09:47 AM
Double XX L
Join Date: Mar 2003
This guy was a disappointment so far. But the whole season was disappointing.
Im not to the point where it's an absolute must he has to go yet... 38 games was not a large enough pool to really base that conclusion on... That's not to say he WOULDNT be available if the right deal came along... But I am still intrigued by his background.
He was Co-Captain of his NCAA team, and has popped 20 goals 3 times, 2 of them being over 25 goals. 50 points, twice.
IMO he had a very frustrating season, and Calgary was looking to offload him more or les for a year prior to it being done.
I am looking forward to see what he can provide given a full on role for a full season. Some guys take time to really fit in, and perhaps Bourque is one of those guys who just cant fit in right off the hop... (Not saying for sure, but it's possible).
What I do know, is if Bourque brings his game back to 2 years ago, this will be an awesome deal for us. He seemed to be distracted this year... Howver I do have to also say, if Patrick Roy is around, IMO this is the kind of player that will be turned around by a tempered coach such as that.
There is NO WAY he gets the same pass when St. Patrick is behind the bench. IMO the intensity will return, and perhaps even more so that Calgary.
I heard here before that there was off-ice issues... I just dont know what they were.
I dont see the same Bourque coming back next year IMO... I guess it is possible... But I honestly dont believe it will happen. He just needs to get motivsted for his career once again... He IS happy to be here... Now he just needs to see the magic when we are a winning hockey team.
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