Lewis had his Mowers. Does Claude have his Bourque?
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01-23-2013, 01:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South of Boston
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Savard is done. Period.
Julien is not going "so far out of his way." Bourque is playing on the third line with two longtime veterans. In two games he's averaging 10:29 ES TOI, ninth out of the forwards, just where a third-liner should be. He's on the second PP unit because he has extensive AHL experience in quarterbacking a PP, he was good at it, and the Bruins needed to shake up their special teams. None of this shows favoritism or special treatment.
I don't have a problem with them giving him a shot. I just think it's not much of a reach to say he's getting a shot many wouldn't get, because of his last name.
The AHL has seen/has plenty of guys put up numbers they couldn't replicate in the NHL, it hardly makes CB unique.
I think if they really wanted to shake up the special teams, they might have made a bigger move. I think he may be able to contribute, I'm just not sure it's going to be anything significant.
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