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08-27-2012, 06:05 AM
Shawn Wilken
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Originally Posted by MasterDecoy View Post
le frere andrei?

ok, serious answer: leblanc or gallagher.

ok ok, really serious answer... i don't know
Quite frankly, short of signing Doan to a ridiculously bad contract, there is no other choice.

Bourque had a rough end to his season in Montreal. He gets traded from Calgary, is thrown into a hell of a scenario with the situation of the team at that time, and he was often shifted between lines and linemates. I think with a coach like Therrien, he'll be told to play more aggressive, use his body in corners and in front of the net, and play a bigger game. If Therrien can get him going, he could be a good fit for the second line, at least for the time being until an option opens up - be it Hamilton or free agency.

It takes effort and determination, two things Therrien is very high on. Bourque will get his chance but if he's content on coasting around instead of being more involved in the play, he'll likely take a seat at the end of the bench for a period or two.

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