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01-28-2013, 02:03 PM
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Right here... though I don't think "bad mouthing" is a fair way to describe how most posters talked about Bourque. Yes, there are the childish attacks, but in general many people simply pointed out that his performance/effort/attitude last year was lacking & that with his contract we'd be better off without him... 4 games hardly changes that.

and if you think 3 solid games out of 4 is somehow a sign that he's going to be an effective performer for us for the next 4 seasons, power to you.

You should keep in mind that he played this well in a handful of games last year, didn't stop it from being a terrible season.

Also of note, Bourque with the Flames tended to start the season off pretty well (PPG in both of his 27 goal seasons, 6pts/10games & 5pts/9games in the other years), his problem has always been with consistency, and the inevitable mid-season drop in performance.

He's still very much a buy-out candidate in my mind, and frankly, if he plays well enough to take that option off the table, i'd expect that the team will shop him around aggresively

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