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01-07-2013, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by optimus2861 View Post
There were links posted back at the time we acquired Bourque about his play in Calgary - he was going into the tank then (just glance at the +/- .. three straight declines). Flames were happy to be rid of him. For his size, the guy is soft, soft, soft. Takes a lot of shifts off. He's not a guy we'll win with.

I'll eat my crow if he proves me wrong, but that's my take on the guy.
I don't really care about links. The Flames have systematically run the team into the ground for 4-5 years so the fact that they wanted to get rid of him means very little.

I have seen him play enough to know he isn't soft. He isn't a Cal Clutterbuck hitting machine but he does play the body and isn't affraid of traffic, plus he will drop the gloves when needed. He can be inconsistant but other than last year he's been a very productive player. we have a new coach and Gm plus he has a lot to prove...it's set up for a nice bounce back.

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