THE OFFICIAL BUYOUT THREAD: Bourque or Kaberle?
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01-07-2013, 10:40 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Originally Posted by
Fish on The Sand
Bourque is just awful. I don't care how big he is, and to paraphrase the Great Tortellini "he sucks from head to toe". He still has multiple years after this year where as Gomez only has 1. They both contribute about the same to the team, I'd argue that Gomez was actually better for us in the time they spent together, but Gomez is gone after the year no matter what, I don't want anything to do with Bourque. He has been in decline for a couple years now, he is on the wrong side of 30 and to be honest his physical play more often than not overstated.
The fact that Bourque has more than one year left is a very minimal factor because the cap crunch for the Habs is 13-14. The year after a lot of money is freed up and Bourque's 3.3 mil cap hit is fine as long as he plays top 9.
You need to take the blinders off and look at more than just the 2nd half of last year. A lot of people struggled down the stretch including Price Plekanec Eller and others.
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