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What might have been: Luc Bourdon

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  1. 1. Where would Luc Bourdon be on our current team?

    • Top-2 defender
      45
    • Top-4 defender
      66
    • Top-6 defender
      11
    • Depth defender
      2
    • Minor league defender
      0
    • Out of hockey
      2

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We all know of the tragic tale of Luc Bourdon. I remember hearing the day he passed feeling terrible. I had not known him personally, but he represented all that this city loves. So Luc, I thank you for being an inspiration to this city, for that is what you are.

This poll is to see where Canuck fans would have projected Luc in the current lineup.

RIP LB, forever a Canuck.

EDIT: Classifications for reference

Hamhuis, Edler=top-2

Bieksa,Garrison=top-4

Ballard, Tanev=top-6

Alberts, K-Conn=depth

Matheson= minor league

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Hardly morbid, it is a celebration of his life, and shows how highly Canuck fans though of him.

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My memory was that he almost made the Canucks as an 18 year old; and had the massive aura that Vancouver fans hype machine can generate in terms of expectations. Played on team Canada, top ten draft pick, big shot, physical two way guy; reported to be the ultimate guy? I think an injury or something set him back, cuz I can also remember Edler, a lower pick, made the team instead of him a year, or was it two, later. Luc got some call ups and stuff, but there was concern he would live up to his high expectations?

Then the accident...

Hard to say? Maybe he was struggling with having the same speed and strength after time off or had permanent damage... Anyway, Edler had passed him and I recall he was sort of mired in "will he reach his potential?"

So lets give some benefit of the doubt, and top him in our top 4 as a right side D behind Bieksa...

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I sometimes wonder this too, I know it is a tough subject. But this thread isn't about being disrespectful.

For me I would say top 2 or top 4, he was just as good if not better than Edler.

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Tough to say, but I'd say at least top-4. He was primed to be a good defender, that's for sure. It's a shame he was taken from all of us so early.

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Did someone honestly vote out of hockey?? :picard: Top 4 easily, maybe even top 2

Hamhuis - Bieksa

Edler - Bourdon

Ballard - Garrison

Tanev

That defense could easily carry us to a Cup, barring any injuries of course.

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Just something else to consider: if Bourdon was still around then the team may not have acquired some of the other d-men who are (or have been) here.

regards,

G.

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Back during 06/07 tons of people were calling him a bust. His name was on every trade proposals, or posters keep posting "OmgZz! ShUd hvz dr4ftdd K0p1T@r!!!111one!"

It's unfortunate that it took a tragedy to end all the disrespect he was getting.

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Ok, I have a hypothetical question, what if we drafted Ko....nvm.

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Just something else to consider: if Bourdon was still around then the team may not have acquired some of the other d-men who are (or have been) here.

regards,

G.

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Just something else to consider: if Bourdon was still around then the team may not have acquired some of the other d-men who are (or have been) here.

                                         regards,

                                               G.

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Hardly morbid, it is a celebration of his life, and shows how highly Canuck fans though of him.

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