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07-18-2004, 04:51 PM
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Question for Ottawa fans...

Will you guys miss Bonk? Honestly now... He will help the Habs because of the size issue(that the Habs lack) but as fans of the team will he be missed? Did Muckler really know he was coming back from LA to a division rival?

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It will be strange watching Senator games without seeing Bonk around, but I for one won't miss him too much. The only thing that we will miss about him is his defensive play, but with Fisher and Vermette getting increased ice time next season, it will be fairly easy to adjust. His size wasn't really a bonus because he rarely used it as much as he could/should.

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White plays with more size than Bonk does - if the Habs are expecting a physical presence from Bonk they're going to disappointed. Other than occasional bursts of chemistry with Hossa, the only thing Bonk provided was the ability to shut down the opposing stars - a job that Chara took over last year. Murray said that Muckler knew that the Kings would flip Bonk to the Habs but didn't care because Bonk wouldn't be resigned so he took the best deal available instead of losing him for nothing. Don't get me wrong, Bonk is a good player but he is not a 3.5+million player.

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Not one to defend Bonk, but he played in Martin's system and didn't like it - no secret. His numbers in the IHL were interesting, but his role changed upon joining the NHL behind Yashin and Daigle - who were tabbed as 1A and 1B

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So do you think he will put up 35-40 pts for the Habs?

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So do you think he will put up 35-40 pts for the Habs?
Probably more as I woudn't be suprised if Julien gave him some PP time. The powerplay was where Bonk got most of his points in Ottawa and if you put him with guys like Koivu, Riberio, Zednik, Markov and Ryder, he'd be able to produce almost at the same rate in MTL. It's hard to say right now if Bonk will play on the third or second line because Julien has a tendancy to switch the lines around and give the ice-time to the guys who play well so I expect Bonk and Ribeiro to alternate on the second line since they are both inconsistent. He's a two-way forward and is best offensive skill is his playmaking skills and his vision so he should do well with snipers like Ryder, Zednik, Dagenais (and Kovalev if he comes back) and he should put up 40 points pretty easily. The thing about Bonk is that he seems to only produce when you don't need him too and is never there when you really need him.

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Bonk is not a bad player..in fact he could end up with 50-60 points next year, who knows. But some things will never change...he just doesn't have the will to be a star.

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The thing about Bonk is that he seems to only produce when you don't need him too and is never there when you really need him.
Haha! That is too true. My friends and I would joke about that quite often. It seemed like Bonk would often score when the Sens already had a 3-0 or 4-0 lead. He is very clutch.

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Bonk is a bit frustrating because you can see the kid has talent. He is a good defensive player and may thrive offensively with another team.

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Will you guys miss Bonk? Honestly now... He will help the Habs because of the size issue(that the Habs lack) but as fans of the team will he be missed? Did Muckler really know he was coming back from LA to a division rival?
Mucks could care less. If there's one about Mucks is he's a "Take control of your own destiny and success will follow" type.

As for Bonk, great size, superb talent but absolutely poor work ethic at times evident from the bad penalties he takes when he get himself out of position or is fundamentally poor using his stick. Bonk needs a coach that will kick him in the pants when he becomes disinterested.

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i really thought he could be a poor mans todd bertuzzi.. he has good size, and skill. no heart though

maybe montreal will be good for him. but seing as it's a divison rival, i hope he fails

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Bonk isnt that bad, but he is greatly inconsistent. He could put up 50-60 points for Montreal.

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I for one will not even notice that Bonk is even gone. Last season I never even noticed him at all.

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bye bye bonkers

I'm afraid we WILL notice that Bonk is gone. Who always got back first when a Dman made a bad pinch? Who routinely shut down superstar centres? What other Sens defensive specialist puts up 50-60 points a year? Bonk made too much money for his role on the team, but he won't be easy to replace -- a 6'3", 220-pound centre with 10 years' experience who's only 28 years old. He could end up as the Habs' #1 centre. He's better than Ribeiro right now, and he'll likely be more durable than Koivu. I miss him already.

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here here hardcore.

But dont forget he is "lazy"

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While Bonk's defensive capabilities will be missed, they can be easily filled with Fisher and Vermette getting more ice time next season. Also, the trading of Bonk sends a message to the players that they can't be lazy and just show up to games whenever they want, or they'll be taking a hike.

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