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11-23-2004, 09:46 PM
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Alex Bourret

He seem like a great player! In the two REMAX games, he outplayed many players like Latendresse. He was one of the most dominant player of both team. He's not tall but despite having some baby fat, he's still fill out. Would you like to have him in the Habs system? He could be available for the Canadians in the next draft and he would surely be a great addition.

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11-23-2004, 09:54 PM
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I like Bourret , He's second in the Q in points (He's 17).I love his skating skills and his playmaking skills.He's a young guy playing with intensity.His skating skills will help him sometimes to pass the bigger D's more easily.He's special because He can deke and make good passes at top speed.I watched both games and He was simply amazing.He's a sympathic guy.I just hope He'll be able to grow physically , He's enough huge but if He wants to be more dominant , He has to add two inches atleast to his size.I think We'll able to pick im in the draft but if he continue to doing well like that , He'll maybe be rank in the top 10 (in the rankings) before the draft.


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The good thing about Bourret is he has the multi-dimensionality of being really intense and physical too, despite his short size. So if he can't make it in the NHL as a top line scorer, he still looks good as a Darcy Tucker-like pest. That kind of versatility in projecting his future role should help him a lot on draft day. It sounds like Andre Savard liked him a lot too. (Well, he mentioned him in the interview, at least).

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From what I saw from the games against the Russians, I would prefer Bourret to Latendresse. If we ever pick him, I think he would be a perfect grinder to ride alongside Bégin or a perfect 3rd line center.

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From what I saw from the games against the Russians, I would prefer Bourret to Latendresse. If we ever pick him, I think he would be a perfect grinder to ride alongside Bégin or a perfect 3rd line center.
A third line is probably his downside...He can be a number 2 center for sure!

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Yeah, probably but not with Koivu, Ribeiro and Bonk ahead of him.

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Yeah, probably but not with Koivu, Ribeiro and Bonk ahead of him.
:| Still has a long way to go you know... Koivu will probably have retired because of injuries by the time he's NHL ready, for 2nd line duties.. And Ribeiro will be out of town before long IMO, with all the youngsters coming and his awful lack of speed/physical play

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Koivu is 29, Bonk is 28 and Ribeiro is 24.

I don't see any reason to trade Ribeiro, he just had his breakout season and could produce even more. And with the way Bourret is playing I think he could graduate in the NHL right away when the activities resume. He could have an immediate impact, maybe like Patrice Bergeron last year for the Bruins.

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I like Bourret, he has a good set of skills and he hits like a tank. Very intense player. But, i don't see him as a 1st or 2nd line center in the NHL. He would be a perfect 3rd line center though.

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The good news is that a player like Latendresse could fall down to around where we picked last year, the bad news is there might not be a draft.

I know one thing, whenever they get this stuff cleared up, I hope the Habs grab some help on defense, go for a future PF, and please no goalies unless it's a gimme pick. After Chipchura, Kostitsyn, Higgins, Perezhogin, Komisarek, I gota think we are do for a defensemen in the 1st round, but then again this doesn't look like a great draft for 1st round defensemen outside a few. Perhaps a guy like Kindel will fall or one of the Finns Korhonen, Laakso might be worth a shot.

Other guys like Bourdon, Paquet, Mike Gaiuther, Steve Birnstill, Matt Lashoff might be worth a look outside of the 1st round.

Not really what we need but one guy I'm very interested in is Anze Kopitar, as ISS had some great things to say about him last year, and while news of him this year has been hard to come by, he seems to be doing well in Sweden's tier-2.

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11-24-2004, 06:59 AM
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Latendresse looked terrific yesterday in the opening period.

Similar to Jeff Carter.

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Even if they should pick the best player available, I expect the HAbs to go for a defenseman with their first choice. They have more than adequate talent and depth at all forward postitions.

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Latendresse looked terrific yesterday in the opening period.

Similar to Jeff Carter.
he's a great player but he absolutely need to work on his skating ...

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11-24-2004, 09:11 AM
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he's a great player but he absolutely need to work on his skating ...
He looked like a smooth skater to me, speed isn't great.

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I always like him and right now he's compared to one of my favorite players of all time...we have to pick him!!!

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sports/art...004,849316.php

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11-24-2004, 10:34 AM
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I see a Brendan Morrow #2 when I look at Bourret. They have the same size or close and he has more talent then a Tucker or Hunter to me.

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Bourret has the talent to be a first liner buddy. He played against older players here.

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11-24-2004, 10:48 AM
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I see a Brendan Morrow #2 when I look at Bourret. They have the same size or close and he has more talent then a Tucker or Hunter to me.
Look the numbers that Tucker put up in juniors. I'm not sure he has more talent.

Bourret is more physical than Tucker and Morrow however. He seems to always be there to hit a opponent, always, no matter how big he is. Morrow is a player like that too, but he's less intense from what I saw.

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Everyone take a deep breath....


OK.

Jeez, what if the habs do nab him? You guys will go nuts.

I have to admit I like his style though, 5'9, I hope he has at another inch or maybe two left in him. Can he fight?

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Ever since hearing he could possibly be a Leafs fan, I've been watching him closely.


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Ever since hearing he could possibly be a Leafs fan, I've been watching him closely.

what?

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what?
Someone posted that he was apparently a fan of the Leafs.

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Someone posted that he was apparently a fan of the Leafs.
where?

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where?
http://www.hfboards.com/showpost.php...9&postcount=28

There... not sure how credible it is, but it's still interesting.

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http://www.hfboards.com/showpost.php...9&postcount=28

There... not sure how credible it is, but it's still interesting.
I got it from "boby." In one of his posts on the Prospect's Board, he said that he has the Maineiac Media Guide and in it, Bourret says his favourite player is Tucker and the "best" team is the Maple Leafs. I'm assuming "best" means "favourite" (boby's first language isn't English), but I could be wrong.

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