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01-22-2013, 10:19 AM
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I'd say the lockout has quite a bit to do with the amount of ice time CB's getting. He's the only LW in the lineup that has his "game legs", as all other three sat on the couch the whole autumn (obviously they have been keeping in shape and all, just not skating that much and certainly not playing competitive hockey). I'd think that makes it difficult for CJ to sit Bourque for a couple of shifts, even if he wanted to, as the other LWs migh not be up to the added ice time just yet.

As most others, I'm not entirely enamoured with him either, although I am at times pleasantly surprised by his hustle at times, even throwing (or attempting to throw) a couple of hits here and there. He earned the spot from his AHL play (and partly the failure/injury to Caron), since camp was non-existant. Give him a shot I say. And let's see what the board says when (if) friggin' Pandolfo gets his shot. Or have they released him yet?

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