Thread: Value of: Rene Bourque
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12-10-2012, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by habs03 View Post
Not sure why so much hate for Bourque, the guy was bad in MTL, but so was everyone, and he played with Plek who himself didn't have a good year.

Bourque would be a good fit on the 3rd line with Eller, and Prust, Bourque isn't a liability in his own end, and can play the pk.

The guy can score, something the Habs need. Before getting traded to MTL he had 13 goals in 38 games, would project to around 27 goals, the same amount he had for 2 years in a row before last year.

And ppl complain about his contract.. For the next 3 season, his cap hit is at 3.33 and in the final two years only gets paid 2.5M, and that is on a 70M cap, contract that can easily be moved.
He's terrrrible. Obviously he's got natural scoring ability, but he's been an on-ice liability of all sorts since being signed to that contract. He did end up being busted to the 3rd line in Calgary and still managed to absolutely sink it. He's always had a penchant for taking bad penalties, but he used to be a good possession forward to make up for it. Now he's just a floater who occasionally decides to put on the jets and score.

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