Luc Bourdon

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  1. Bouchard

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    I saw him play last night in Halifax, the kid has some tremendous talent. Plays a tough physical game and laid down some bone rattling hits. He was easily the best player on the ice and got a point or two in his team's 5-3 loss. I didn't really know much about the kid because I haven't seen Val D'or play in years, but after seeing him play last night I'm sold on the guy. Canucks fans should be happy to have him.
     
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    Yeah, alot of people that I've talked to said that he was very underrated, even after having a great U-18 tourney, and that he will end up being as good as Johnson. A great pick by the Canucks!
     
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    please tell me more.....like what was his best attributes etc....if u dont mind :handclap:
     
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    Thanks for information, keep it up.
     
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    We are. Very Pleased. A lot of us (including myself) would have preferred Kopitar on draft day, but it sounds like Bourdon is a guaranteed top 4 man in the NHL and has top pairing potential. Looking back Id take him over the risky Kopitar now.
     
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    I agree, and as it is turning out, Bourdon is so far looking to be one of the best steals of the draft.
     
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    here comes the followers of King Latendresse :D
     
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    If he can turn out like Ohlund--the last mid first round defenseman we took--then I'll be shockingly happy.
     


  9. I think Bourdon is a better fit for your team than Kopitar.
     
  10. depends what you mean.

    Canucks have a few pretty good Defencemen prospects.

    But nothing to show on offensive players.

    Fans wanted Kopitar, because he will fill the void of what we needed since Burke Dumped Umberger. an offensive foward. But we are happy with Bourd owned.
     
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    I'm happy the Canucks took Bourdon over Kopitar on draft day and I still am. Defensemen who can hit, score and play solid defensively are hard to come by.

    Just think about it. Imagine the Canucks could somehow fit Bourdon on the d within the next few years?

    Jovanovski, Allen (he's having an unbelievable year so far)
    Ohlund, Bourdon
    Salo, McCarthy
    Bieksa

    And we also got guys like Skinner, Koltsov in our system. WOW
     
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    Bourdon I feel will run into porblems when everything is moving that much faster at the pro level and I tink he will struggle with making decisions in the defensive zone. He has an excellent skill set but there have been a lot of defensmen with good skill sets but no tool box.
     
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    Bourdon is quick too, in fact some would say he is faster tahn Ed Jovanovski.
     
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    I very much disagree with this Jason. Bourdon simply has not been consistently put into an environment where he is given a defined role. Val D'Or just wants him to run around and try to save the day. Bourdon needs structure to be at his best, and when put in controlled situations with the U18 and at Canucsk training camp, he showed he does have the mental game.
     
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    Best attributes I would say after watching him:

    1. Sound in the defensive zone, wasn't seen making many mistakes if any.
    2. Strong physical presence, the kid can HIT big time.
    3. Great on the PP
    4. Good speed...heh what more could you want? I think he'll be a gem.
     
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    A tourney verses 18 year olds and a camp isn't enough. I still remember seeing Bourdon cough up the puck plenty times last year verses CB alone. While he may have improved there is an art to adapting to the next stage and while Bourdon may have it, there have been many defensmen like him that didn't. Tanabe and Belle seem to be comparable examples.

    The fact that Bourdon is quick will help him but that is a whole different skill from being smart with the puck. Poti is extremely quick and agile yet he couldn't move a puck to save his life.
     


  17. Bourdon can step up and join the play, play with finesse or play physical, and I think his versatility is the type of thing Vancouver looks for in defensemen.

    That's mostly what I meant.
     
  18. Bourdon is good with the puck. Hes played totally diffrently at the QMJHL level vs the pro level. Hes proved he can play at a pro level, by playing awesome for 4 pre season games. Hes can easily make the AHL. we have plenty of time to develope him.
     
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    Any other defensive prospect out there so we can revisit Phaneuf vs Suter as Bourdon vs ??? ?
     
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    Meszaros ;)
     
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    Please don't compare Bourdon to Poti....
     
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    Bourdon performed well enough to earn a spot on the canucks but was sent down anyway. No point in rushing him i suppose especially with the new cba rule in which hes eligible for ufa sooner.

    He is definitely better than Mccarthy and Baumgartner, teh canucks current 5th 6th dmen.
     
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    He didn't look out of place at all during NHL exhibition. Now granted, NHL exhibition is pretty much just glorified AHL games, but still - for a kid that age to show as much poise as he did (especially on the PP) is something special. Combine that with his physical play and you should understand why Canuck fans are excited about em'.
     
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    Honestly, I think Bourdon can elevate his game within the next 2 years that there will be a Johnson/Bourdon arguement...
     
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    I think Johnson, Lee and Staal would be the natural comparisons. It's best to keep these kind of comparisons within draft years.
     
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