THE OFFICIAL BUYOUT THREAD: Bourque or Kaberle?
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01-07-2013, 04:46 AM
Join Date: May 2012
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Then why the fuss over Bourque? Term?
I get the disappointment in Bourque, but at 3.3 million, I really don't see the brew-ha-ha with him nor do I see the same sense of urgency in buying him out as I do with someone like Gomez. He gets paid 800K more than Prust on similar term. Nothing back breaking. When you consider the winger depth of the habs, he isn't taking anyone else's roster spot either.
I'd like to see Kaberle bought out for the simple fact that we have too many softer puck moving D on the backend. Removing him will open up a spot for either one of Tinordi, Beaulieu or Ellis (if ready, though they may not be) or to bring in someone to complement the D core a lot better than what it is now.
Bourque will not be bought out. I'm 100% sure about that. There are more pressing needs than getting rid of Bourque. my problem with Bourque is that when he's not scoring, he's a pretty useless player, but there's no doubt we have to give him another shot. The entire team was a train wreck last year, it's hard to expect one guy to come in and change the entire dynamics of the team.
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