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01-23-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SCBruCrew4 View Post
Should I start looking up players who didn't "blossum" until 5-10 years down the road. He's a thrid liner...I'm not expecting him to put up 40-50 goals. I'm expecting him to be like Paille. Fit in with his linemates and work hard on his shifts while not hurting our winning chances. So far he has done all of those things.

When we got Paille, Buffalo had sent him up and down multiple times and he was a high draft pick. Buffalo classified him as a bust, yet the B's pick him up, put him in a low pressure line and he now is perfect with Thornton and Soupy. Why can't that happen with Bourque?
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Originally Posted by rfournier103 View Post
Well said.
You guys can lookup up all the stuff you want to. What do I care. I'm just saying he's floated around from team to team for 8 seasons and never stuck.

You want to use Daniel Paille as an example: here are his stats Daniel Paille stats from hockey db.

Their careers overlap pretty well but that's where comparables begin and end. Paille spent one full year in the minors (the missed NHL season), two years moving back and forth, and then the rest of 6.5 seasons playing as a regular NHL winger. You may want to compare Bourque to Daniel Paille, but you'd be doing a disservice to Paille. In actuality, there is no comparison.

So, in almost the same time frame:
Daniel Paille: 383 NHL games, 63 goals, 64 assists
Chri Bourque: 35 NHL games, 1 goal, 3 assists

There's your comparison. It's not that it can't happen with Bourque; it's that is hasn't.

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