Thread: Value of: Rene Bourque
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12-10-2012, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SmellOfVictory View Post
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.
He still managed to score 13 goals in 38 games with the flames last year. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with moving him, but you can't move him unless you had a replacement that can score 20-25 + goals.

Mtl has issue's scoring, last thing they need to do is give away guys that can score without first finding a replacement.

Bourque was never brought in to replace Cammy in the top 6, but to replace AK, play on the 3rd line and step in if injuries occur.

The Habs team as a whole was horrible last year, even Plekanec was -13 before the Bourque trade, and Bourque got to only play with him, with a plug on RW, Bluden, White, etc.

All this under probably the worst coaching staff in NHL history, (two AHL coaches, and an ast GM that never coached )

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