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05-15-2013, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by overlords View Post
This. People assuming that the dude is heartless or soulless or what have you are just buying into the tradition of committing character assassination on russians or other euros. Occam's razor would suggest not that he was capable but unwilling, but that he wasn't capable. Big difference.

Andrei k's problem was a severe lack of hockey sense. But as a depth scorer, he's basically what we have in bourque. Same dude. One is just from Alberta.
If AK doesn't have sense then Bourque is lacking something more basic, like talent. Players like Ryder and Gallagher get it, slide a bit away from the net, arc towards the point, stutter step, slow down and then speed up, these are things that other players do and Bourque almost never does.

I would say players like Pleks and Eller are better off with AK and enjoy playing with him a lot more then Bourque and players like Desharnais are much more suited to playing with Bourque.

Desharnais will move himself around and position himself (do the thinking around here) so Bourque doesn't have to, because he can't.

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