Chris Bourque

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    I was wondering i could get some insights on his abilities, is this kid really good enough to be drafted 33rd, or was he drafted higher due to his Papi
     
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    The fact that he's the son of Ray Bourque probably help for sure. He surely have the skills but for an early second rounder? I think he's the Blake Wheeler of the second round...
     
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    He's 5'7'' and will likely never be an NHL regular. Just leave it at that.
     
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    I can't remember exactly his ranking pre-draft, but among North American skaters, he was around 50-70; which logically should have seen him go around the 5th round. So yes, his standing, I would say, was improved by his surname.
     
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    Martin St-Louis, Saku Koivu, Derek Roy and many others are in the NHL and are damn small...not a good point dude :shakehead
     
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    Dude's like Martin St.Louis and Theo Fleury who make the NHL at their height's are usually out-of-this world skilled, and great skaters. Now to be fair, I've never seen Bourque play live but I'm damn sure he's not as talented as fellow 5'7 players like St.Louis and Gionta.
     
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    If determination has anything to do with it the kid will be a star.


    When he was drafted most Cap fans screamed, "We wasted an early 2nd rounder!"
    Today, most Caps fans can't wait to see what happens with Chris Borque. He seems to have everything you'd look for in a hockey player except height. From all accounts he was very impressive in camp this summer.

    I personally am happy as can be with the pick. It's a gamble but if the kid pans out you have a potential star along with Ray Bourque hanging around the locker room.
     
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    If not for the last name he may not even have been drafted.
     
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    Bourque was named one of the top ten incoming freshman this year by INCH, 2nd or 3rd I think. Although I've never seen him play, so I can't say anything about him
     
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    Chris Bourque will do just fine. He will probably make the NHL ahead of half the guys drafted ahead of him.
     
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    He's super confident. He told Ted (Caps owner) when they drafted him that he will make him sorry he didn't pick him 1st overall. :lol


    Wouldn't that be somethin?


    I wouldn't bet against the kid.
     
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    I hope Chris Bourque will be good, but ya i shocked seeing him taken on the board so early, i thought he would definetley fall in the 4th round +. But the kid has put up some good numbers in USHS hopefully will do the same in the NCAA
     
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    He is good enough to be a second round pick.

    33 may be high for him, but the Caps decided they had to take him there because they knew another team (Boston) was trying to trade up to take him before they would have picked next.

    Same reason Wheeler was picked at 5, because the Isles wanted him, and Phoenix couldnt trade down.
     
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    Un-necessary cockiness, not useful confidence.
     
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    His numbers weren't that much better than Billy Ryan's who was his linemate I guess and was taken in the 3rd round by the Rangers.
     
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    I'll vouch for this story. I was sick at heart for a week after the draft because of the bourque pick. I had desperately wanted this pick to be used on Fransson at the time of the draft. A little while later I had the chance to see the caps prospect camp and Bourque impressed the hell out of me. He really reminds me a lot of St.Louis. I doubt he make the same impact, but he plays the same style.
     
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    I can't say I'm surprised those outside the Washington area jump the gun and call this a blown pick. They're just spewing out mediocre sightless media garbage, which should be expected.

    Bourque was the most impressive player at the Caps' rookie camp, which included probably the most talented assortment of prospects in the league.
     
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    Ehhh....Yeah, but the caps deadly trifecta of Semin, Ovechkin and Fehr weren't at the camp. Its impressive, but without those three, I wouldn't say we have the most talented assortment of prospects in the league. I know its just three prospects, but thats arguably the best prospect in the world, a top-10 prospect and a top 30 prospect. Three bluechippers to say the least.
     
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    I understand what you mean, but still, Ovechkin, Semin and Fehr are blue-chip first round picks. I wouldn't suggest he's at that level, but he did outplay very good 1st round picks w/1st-2nd line potential in Fleischmann, Aulin, Johansson, and Klepis, while holding his own against Eminger, Morrisonn, Yonkman, Mike Green, etc.

    He has everything but size. There are a slew of his sort who have made great careers w/the tools he has, and they haven't been hanging around hall of fame players since infancy.
     
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    How does that work? So....you are totally guessing?
     
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    Booyakasha!
     
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    Actually sounds like a good combination of confidence, sense of humor, and SARCASM.
     
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    Are you forgetting that when St. Louis joined the NHL he went undrafted and was later let go by the Flames? He may be and "out-of-this world" talent right now but I guarantee you that most teams thought this guy would never amount to anything in the NHL. It was hard work and effort that got St. Louis to the big time, and the same could happen with Bourque. Don't be so quick to rule him out.
     
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    I've actually seen Bourque play, and skill probably won't be a problem. Size? Yeah, that is a big, big obstacle for him, but he's got plenty of skill.

    Frankly, making an assumption about a player, either good or bad, without seeing them is ridiculous.
     
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    Martin St.Louis was riding 4th line and being healthy scratch all the time in calgary. He wasnt doing too much with the puck either. What a little change to surroundings/confidence did.
     
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