Bourque Is Done

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by chicpea*, Dec 30, 2004.

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  1. chicpea*

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    Not sure if it's been posted, so sorry in advance, but TSN just showed Chris Bourque on crutches and confirmed that he is out of the tournament regardless how far the US goes. Gotta feel bad for him.
     
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    Well, that is good for Schremp and maybe Team USA. Not good for USA next year as Bourque won't gain as much experience, especially with the playoff round coming up.
     
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    Poor guy. The only silver lining is that Schremp could see more ice.
     
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    OMG Ray Bourque retires ... old news.



    ... yeah, I know ... I'M STUPID
     
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    After seeing him twist his knee on the play ..I immediately thought he was done ..

    Then he returned to the ice try it out to my amazement ... but soon returned to the locker room for good ..

    I think he has ACL , MCL concerns IMO ..
     
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    well he's 5'7, it won't take too long for those short legs to heal. :lol
     
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    How long will he be out for?

    If it's his ACL/MCL could that be the rest of his season done with BU?
     
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    Another big loss for the US.
     
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    Tough luck.
     
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    Oh well. Not like he was doing that much anyway besides making crappy passes.

    Get better Chris. (And I mean that health wise :P)
     
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    USA probably shouldve taken the other Fritsche who had a very nice showing at the Ohio Hockey Classic
     
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    Maybe a few players like Schremp and Pineault will see some ice time now that Bourque is sidelined.
     
  14. Hes finished with Hockey until March. This is Torn ACL we are talking about. These things take forever to heal.
     
  15. Nimrods Son

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    If he wasn't Ray Bourques son, would any of us ever have even heard of him? I mean seriously.
     
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    He's a decent player, but he has a point. He's so hyped at this point and really hasn't shown much.
     
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    Good point. Nobody really paid much attention to him at the draft. And his draft class wasn't exactly the best either. (Watch me eat this words in 5 - 10 years....)
     
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    I can't help but think that the level of anti-Bourque is sort of ridiculous.

    Yes, Chris was taken too high, and yes that is because of who his father was. So what? It's not the first time it has happened. It's not as if Chris Bourque wasn't going to be drafted. The skill is there to justify him being a first day draft pick. Yeah, he's a little small, but there are those guys who can play small.

    Bourque put up a very reasonable performance while at the WJC. I don't understand why so many people on these boards talk as if he wasn't worth being drafted period.
     
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    ...maybe it's because his so-called "basic skills" suck???

    he's not very strong on the puck, he's NOT a good puck handler when he has it, he's not a good stickhandler either, come to think of it....and perhaps his most glaring flaw....he can't PASS the puck to a moving target to save his life....yeah, he's got a decent goal scorer's shot.....if you put him on the ice during a shootout, maybe he'll be useful.....other than that, I guess he deserved to go in the first day of the draft :teach: :shakehead
     
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    Any chance he'll come to the Moncton Wildcats next year?

    If Moncton wins(or even comes close) the Memorial Cup this year, and win the chance to host it next year, it could be very interesting for him to come here for a year.
     
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    While it is most definitely unfortunate for Chris Bourque, looking at it from a tournament stand point, the US should benefit, because now they can actually put someone deserving on the first line. After his speed, which is not as big a deal when you factor in his 5'7" frame, what has he got to offer this team, in their efforts to repeat as champs? More importantly, why is he on the first line?

    Can any of you US fans explain this to me? I am not harping on Bourque not being decent player, but surely there are more deserving guys on that team.
     
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    Agreed! Now that's what I'm talkin' about!!!
     
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    There are a ton of question marks as to why staff made certain moves. Having Bourque on the first line is one of many. Why isn't Jack Johnson there? Why isn't Thelan and Lewis?

    I have no idea what's been going through their heads but they really need to look at team building concepts and realize you need guys that can play D and check.
     
  25. MePutPuckInNet

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    somehow, amidst all the hype and media attention, the press keeps neglecting to mention the fact that Bourque was BENCHED in the third period of the Swiss game. And was DEmoted to the 2nd line for the Czech game. I'm sorry the guy got hurt, I really am. But I wish people would wake up and realize that 99% of the Team USA's boy's are now doing the happy dance of joy that he's not out there.
     
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