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Bruce Boudreau: A Prospect's Story

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Before getting into it, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Even if you're not celebrating, hopefully you've got a long weekend, and can get some extra playoff time in. Myself, I'm missing home cooking something fierce while I'm here in Vietnam, but I'll pull through.

Anyway, there's a great article by Lowetide today about the playing career of Bruce Boudreau. There's surprisingly little mention of chicken wing sauce, but Boudreau's story is one of success at the junior and minor league levels that just didn't translate into big success in the big leagues:

Bruce Boudreau can offer insight (imo) into any era of NHL prospect. He was an impact player in a very narrow view. He was one dimensional, and despite being very good at certain levels he just couldn't break through and become an NHL regular (the Leafs main centers when he was knocking at the door were Darryl Sittler, Walt McKechnie and a bunch of good looking kids from Don Ashby to Laurie Boschman) and ended up having a tremendous minor league career.
Definitely worth a read. Follow me over the jump for more.

The Other Leafs Link:

Kent Douglas' extra-long stick
Insert joke here. Or there. That's what she said. Ugh, it appears I just prematurely shot my wad on a joke. JP, you blowhard! Article from VLM.

Other Hockey Links:

Wyshynski's Three Stars
Quick tops the list.

NHL Hires Former WNBA Exec For Help With Study
The league wants to know what it can do to help women's hockey. Great move.

Lightning Hammer Penguins
Recap from the Globe, by the AP.

Predators Try To Ride Dramatic OT Win In Anaheim
From the Globe, by the AP

Ovetchkin And Caps Eliminate Rangers
Again, from the Globe, by the AP.

Kings Stop Sharks To Avoid Elimination
Guess who?

Canada Advances To Women's Gold Medal Game
Woo!

 

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