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05-26-2012, 04:44 PM
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[WSH/BOS] LW Chris Bourque for C Zach Hamill

Capitals Acquire Center Zach Hamill from Boston for Left Wing Chris Bourque
Saturday, 05.26.2012 / 3:20 PM / News
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals acquired center Zach Hamill from the Boston Bruins in exchange for left wing Chris Bourque, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Hamill, 23, recorded 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 41 games last season with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). The 5’11”, 180-pound center tallied two assists in 16 games with the Boston Bruins in 2011-12. In 20 career NHL games, Hamill has collected four assists and has registered 139 points (44 goals, 95 assists) in 256 career AHL games.

The Vancouver, British Columbia, native was originally drafted by Boston in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Hamill won the Bobby Clarke trophy for amassing the most points (93) in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Everett Silvertips during the 2006-07 season.

Bourque, 26, registered 93 points (27 goals, 66 assists) in 73 games with the Hershey Bears in 2011-12. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1


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Bourque never gets his shot with the caps haha

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Both have passed through waivers multiple times. Bourque is a pending Group VI UFA, Hamill RFA.

Step 1 in dumpster diving for centers? Mayhaps.

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Top 10 overall pick in the 2007 draft who has spent his entire career in one organization. Obviously, most signs point to bust at this point, but definitely a low risk move that could pay off. Wouldn't be the first top prospect who needed a change of scenery to make "the leap."

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Needless to say an AHL move. But at least 3 years younger player from the caps side.

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Needless to say an AHL move. But at least 3 years younger player from the caps side.
Not at all man. Hamill is an upgrade on Aucoin. I see big things from him on the PP.

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Awesome! Hamill was never making it with the Bruins, their depth was ridiculous. Good to see the hometown boy getting traded to a team he has a shot of making.

He'll be a top-2 center for you, whether it's in Washington or Hershey, I don't know. Hope it's in Washington.

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Bourque, 26, registered 93 points (27 goals, 66 assists) in 73 games with the Hershey Bears in 2011-12.
Holy crap, is that a typo?

Aucion v 2.0?

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Moar Perreault!

Seems like a good move, as far as this sort of a move goes.. MP, Aucoin, Hamill deathmatch in training camp

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Not at all man. Hamill is an upgrade on Aucoin. I see big things from him on the PP.
Bruins fan here. Hamill won't do much for a Caps PP. Hershey yes, Caps no. He's maddeningly erratic, displaying poor hockey IQ too often. Probably an even trade for AHL depth/call ups. This would be like the Caps acquiring Peter Bondra's son. Sort of.

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Bruins fan here. Hamill won't do much for a Caps PP. Hershey yes, Caps no. He's maddeningly erratic, displaying poor hockey IQ too often. Probably an even trade for AHL depth/call ups. This would be like the Caps acquiring Peter Bondra's son. Sort of.
So what you're saying is that he's a perfect fit?

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I don't expect much from Hamill, but it will be interesting to see if a change will somehow put a spark back into his game. I'm sure he uses this trade to motivate himself and work harder. If something comes of it, then great. If not, whatever

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Rofl.

What the ****. I loved Bourque. Hamill sucks.

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Finally

He will be our Ryan Carter

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So what you're saying is that he's a perfect fit?
LOL. You Caps fans tend to get too down on your club sometimes... But then again, we all do, I suppose.

Caps have a good club; nothing to be ashamed of this season, for sure. Good owner. And, I like McPhee, though many here don't. Get Semin situation figured out and get a good NHL coach for next year and team will be dangerous again.

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I'm going to say NHL 12 is prophetic as the Bruins ALWAYS attempt to make this trade with me each and every year.

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I'm going to say NHL 12 is prophetic as the Bruins ALWAYS attempt to make this trade with me each and every year.
Well...

"EA Sports, It's in the game!"

And...

"If they knew anything about the game, they'd be in it" - McPhee

So...

Makes sense.

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LOL. You Caps fans tend to get too down on your club sometimes... But then again, we all do, I suppose.

Caps have a good club; nothing to be ashamed of this season, for sure. Good owner. And, I like McPhee, though many here don't. Get Semin situation figured out and get a good NHL coach for next year and team will be dangerous again.
Remember when we constantly had Keith Aucoin on the PP against Boston?

Hamill would actually be better.

I wanted him when he was on waivers as a 4C experiment but what do I know.

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Caps are just doing him a favor imo. Nothing like being in your home town after having your first (grand)kid.

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To me it looks like Caps traded UFA Chris Bourque for Mathieu Perreault v.2.0. Great trade.

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