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11-05-2012, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
Bust as in he has no NHL future. Certainly it's not a huge deal for a third round pick to never make it. That wasn't what my statement implied.

I don't care if he's 21 and in his second season. He's frail, injury prone and neither big nor strong enough to be more than a role player at the AHL level. That's all well and good and not without a level of value. I just get tired of people including Bourque in the discussion of legitimate prospects (i.e. Thomas, Audy-Marchessault, Hrivik to a degree, etc). He has mush for brains and will be out of the organization in a year or two.
That's not really the definition of a bust unless your a first round draft pick where you are expected to make the NHL level. 3rd rounders aren't really expected to make the NHL.

If Bourque wasn't good enough to play at the pro level, or just the at a low pro level and went overseas, then I could agree with you he might be a bust.

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