He's definetly surprised me so far. I knew he had the speed and work ethic, but wasn't expecting the goal scoring. Really love what he brings to the team. He has just fit in so well. Bourque is quickly becoming a fan favorite.
Not doubting he was a good pickup. But as far as 2nd rounders go, does anyone think we could've gotten someone even better?
Just a thought, nothing to knock on Bourque but he was coming off a low season so yeah...
Not really. Tallon and Sutter probably knew Bourque was better than he played last season. Good GMs don't trade good 3rd line players for mid round draft picks (Sutter did it once with Chris Clark and I'm sure regrets it). Sutter had to overpay a little to get Tallon to bite.
A question here, can someone explain what future considerations actually means? If it is a second rounder than yeah totally worth it. Borque is young fast and now turning into a sniper. The be thing about Borque is he seems typical of a Sutter-Keenan team in hard working, gritty and hard hitting. Great combination. A secound rounder would take years to make the team assuming of course the draft pick actually makes the NHL.