Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 1/30/13
Chris Bourque has failed to replicate his numbers from the AHL to the NHL After winning the cup former third liner Michael Ryder took an offer from Dallas, and since then the B's have had a vacant spot on that third line. Last year they filled it with Benoit Pouliot, Jordan Caron, and Brian Rolston, but we all know how that turned out. This year, with Caron out due to injury, the B's brought in a legacy of the legendary Ray Bourque, Chris Bourque.Scouting reports say Bourque is a fast skater, who has excellent vision and puck handling. These reports showed during  Chris' play in the AHL where he recored 93 points last year (66 assists, 27 goals), but once coming up to the NHL he is almost non-existent. In the early season Claude has given Bourque some favoritism. He is on the 2nd powerplay unit, and was in the shootout against Winnipeg and last night against the Devils. However, Bourque has continued to be that non-existent NHL player. So far this season the third lines plus/mi...
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