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03-15-2013, 12:56 AM
Phil Parent
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Originally Posted by BJG View Post
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think Bourque has a very high hockey IQ. And it bothers me to see him playing with Plex who has incredibly high HIQ. I acknowledge that RB was putting the puck in the net, I just don't see the chemistry.

In contradistiction, I thought Prusty had great chemistry with Large and Gally27. He brings so much to the table, and at +13 and tough as nails, you can't play him 10 mins/game.

If you think of Bourque-Dumont-other as a third line, perhaps it will bother you less.
The thing with Low IQ players is that, if they have great physical tools and some decent playing techniques, they make great system players because they won't cheat to be fancier, and Bourque was buying the system and his role in it. As long as he does that, he's a-ok with me.

An high IQ player with ordinary physical tools and ordinary playing techniques is Kyle Chip[chura. So I'll take Rene.

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