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12-29-2012, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post

Also, Bourque looked absolutely horrible last season, but I also think he was completely misused by RC (like pretty much the whole team). You can't make him play along side Plekanec, he can't handle that role. He needs to be either with DD or Eller, getting easier match ups. I'm sure he could do a much better job than last year. We saw how AK could dominate opponents with Eller when facing 3rd liners, I don't see why Bourque wouldn't be able to do the same.
I think this is the crux of the problem. Gauthier traded both Cammalleri and AK and gets Bourque who can't play with Plekanec or play very well with him. We need a winger or two for Pleks and if Bourque can't do it we should send him on his way and use the cap space to find one with the cap space that's freed up.

When or if the cap goes to $60 million there should be a few wingers available that would be suitable for Pleks. I'm not a fan of rejigging the whole team to accomodate Bourque or giving him "easy minutes".

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