HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Vancouver Canucks
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Where would Luc Bourdon fit in, today?

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-21-2013, 03:05 PM
  #1
Canadian Gold X3
It is what it is.
 
Canadian Gold X3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nanaimo B.C
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,457
vCash: 500
Where would Luc Bourdon fit in, today?

His death was a tragedy, but would he be in our top 4, right now? Would he even be a Canuck?

Canadian Gold X3 is online now  
Old
02-21-2013, 03:10 PM
  #2
PRNuck
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Calgary
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,097
vCash: 500
Assuming he never left in FA or anything, I'd speculate that his presence would have prevented MG from going after Ballard, but probably he would have still tried to land Hamhuis, so possibly top 4, or a respectable 5th.

PRNuck is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 03:14 PM
  #3
Cocoa Crisp
Registered User
 
Cocoa Crisp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NYC
Country: Hong Kong
Posts: 2,760
vCash: 500
He had amazing physical tools. Needed to develop better habits in his own end, but if he made the transition, he'd easily have been a top 4 dman. Interesting to note that his partner in the Q, Letang, has become a premier dman. I wonder if Luc would have become Vinny to Letang's Richards.

Cocoa Crisp is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 03:15 PM
  #4
Seatoo
Never Stop Poasting
 
Seatoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The Interior of BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,915
vCash: 500
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Bourdon
Garrison - Tanev

Seatoo is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 03:20 PM
  #5
Lucbourdon
Kefka cheers for Van
 
Lucbourdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 39,534
vCash: 50
Bourdon - edler
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Tanev - Ballard

Garrison signing did not happen

Lucbourdon is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 06:19 PM
  #6
jigsaw99
Registered User
 
jigsaw99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,926
vCash: 500
he would of been our Marc Staal

jigsaw99 is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 06:26 PM
  #7
YogiCanucks
Registered User
 
YogiCanucks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 19,445
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jigsaw99 View Post
he would of been our Marc Staal
He wouldn't have been that good but he would be a steady performer in our top 6.

YogiCanucks is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 06:28 PM
  #8
petrishriekandgo
Registered User
 
petrishriekandgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,221
vCash: 500
He and Kris Letang were best friends growing up... I could see him as being that type of a player, maybe an Ed Jovanoski type with better defensive awareness (because of AV's coaching/system).

Here's hoping he's on the #1 unit wherever he is... RIP.

petrishriekandgo is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 06:40 PM
  #9
jigsaw99
Registered User
 
jigsaw99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,926
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by YogiCanucks View Post
He wouldn't have been that good but he would be a steady performer in our top 6.
i think he had more offensive up side than Staal but not the same physical and defensive game. We could use Bourdon on PP we have now.

jigsaw99 is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 06:40 PM
  #10
The Poacher
Registered User
 
The Poacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Port Coquitlam
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,209
vCash: 500
I always though he would of turned out to be as good as Edler offensively better defensively but less physical. But i could be out to lunch. He hadent yet reached his full potential though that was clear.

The Poacher is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 06:48 PM
  #11
Royal Canuck
HF's Bounty Hunter
 
Royal Canuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,740
vCash: 50
Top-4 for sure, maybe even Top-2 if he developed his offensive game.

Edler - Bourdon
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Tanev - Ballard

Garrison never happens if we got Luc.

__________________

Twitter |HFBoards Contact | Blog
Xbox Live Gamertag: "CxC Canuck"
"You're never a loser until you quit trying. " - Mike Ditka
Royal Canuck is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 06:51 PM
  #12
Sergei Shirokov
Registered User
 
Sergei Shirokov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,023
vCash: 500
As some said, top 4 easily. With top 2 potential IMO.

If he could play the right side, would have been perfect.

Edler - Bourdon
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Ballard - Tanev

RIP.

Sergei Shirokov is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 06:59 PM
  #13
dave babych returns
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4,365
vCash: 500
Pretty pointless making a lineup with 4 years of roster decisions (instead of 4.5) and just throwing Bourdon in there.

The Canucks have made a concerted effort to get more mobile on the blue line since a couple of years after Bourdon's death, maybe they don't trade for Keith Ballard (or maybe they do and sit out UFA that year, passing on Dan Hamhuis) because they've got Bourdon in the fold. He'll maybe they don't even go in that direction because they can pair speedy guys up with slower players like Mitchell and Ohlund.

Maybe they pass on Christian Ehrhoff.

Maybe they dangled one of Bourdon or Edler for a young forward back when we were desperate for talent upfront.. Deal a defenseman for a legit forward instead of taking a shot on say, Steve Bernier.

Could have been anything.

dave babych returns is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 08:50 PM
  #14
chopkins
Super Bowl Champs
 
chopkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,795
vCash: 500
Garrison, Ballard out. Some other defenceman here instead. I feel like Hamhuis has been on MG's list for awhile, and the other three have been here from the start.

chopkins is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 08:54 PM
  #15
canucksfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 24,688
vCash: 990
I think he would have been a bust. Wasn't too high on him. His hockey sense was pretty poor.

canucksfan is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 09:00 PM
  #16
MTechnik
Clutch
 
MTechnik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,015
vCash: 105
Better than Edler that's for sure.

MTechnik is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 09:22 PM
  #17
Potatoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 764
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Henrik View Post
Better than Edler that's for sure.
Doubt it.

Edler was better then Bourdon at the same age.

That said Bourdon would likely have been a quality top4 and a big asset.

He was big, fast, and had a great shot. Not sure about his defensive game but probably good enough to be a second pairing guy.

That was a major loss he would have been 25/26 now and just entering his prime. He was also a righty so yeah could have been a long term partner with Edler.

Potatoe1 is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 10:08 PM
  #18
David71
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,202
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Potatoe1 View Post
Doubt it.

Edler was better then Bourdon at the same age.

That said Bourdon would likely have been a quality top4 and a big asset.

He was big, fast, and had a great shot. Not sure about his defensive game but probably good enough to be a second pairing guy.

That was a major loss he would have been 25/26 now and just entering his prime. He was also a righty so yeah could have been a long term partner with Edler.
bourdon shoots left..

David71 is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 10:23 PM
  #19
Potatoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 764
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by David71 View Post
bourdon shoots left..
"Shot" right

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=73268

edit
Never mind hdb is wrong all the pictures have him shooting left.

Potatoe1 is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 10:28 PM
  #20
Blueangel1891
Registered User
 
Blueangel1891's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Aalst (Belgium)
Country: Belgium
Posts: 100
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royal Canuck View Post
Top-4 for sure, maybe even Top-2 if he developed his offensive game.

Edler - Bourdon
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Tanev - Ballard

Garrison never happens if we got Luc.
Garrison probably did, no Ballard as an insurrance deal for Hamhuis though

Edler Bourdon
Hamhuis Bieksa
Garrison Tanev

Blueangel1891 is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 10:59 PM
  #21
LiquidSnake
Agent of Chaos...
 
LiquidSnake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 27,600
vCash: 883
Sucks that he died. But it's hard to tell what he would have been.

He had a great shot and size and his mobility was decent.

Probably top 4.

LiquidSnake is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 11:44 PM
  #22
Tim Calhoun
Tim Calhoun
 
Join Date: May 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,032
vCash: 325
Bottom pairing d-man. Big guy with a hard shot but he was an average skater with bad hockey sense.

Should have drafted Kopitar.

Tim Calhoun is offline  
Old
02-21-2013, 11:46 PM
  #23
VeteranNetPresence
Hey, Orpheus!
 
VeteranNetPresence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,446
vCash: 500
way too hard to tell. i would guess 5-6 guy

VeteranNetPresence is offline  
Old
02-22-2013, 12:02 AM
  #24
ProstheticConscience
Kunst
 
ProstheticConscience's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canuck Nation
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,604
vCash: 883
Let the poor kid rest in peace for ****'s sake.

ProstheticConscience is offline  
Old
02-22-2013, 12:09 AM
  #25
Canadian Gold X3
It is what it is.
 
Canadian Gold X3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nanaimo B.C
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,457
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProstheticConscience View Post
Let the poor kid rest in peace for ****'s sake.
It's just a simple question. I didn't mean any harm...

Canadian Gold X3 is online now  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.