Originally Posted by prucha_for_mvp
I was not impressed when Bourdon got benched. Let the kid play. Let him learn from his mistakes. He isn't getting any where on the bench. I know I know it was a close game and they couldn't afford to lose it but still. Just because he gave up a lousy goal he should be benched? I am not feeling it. I can the Canucks sending him back to the minors. I don't think he'll last the season. He will be the future star of the team but this year isn't the year.
I didn't see the game because I had to coach a game, but on the drive home I was listening to the postgame show, and they said that this was a mercy hook, and that he looked completely lost out there. I don't find this suprising, given the way he looked in the last game.
I think they'll probably keep him around for the 9 games, just to get him a taste of what it's like, and what level he needs to get to, and then he'll be back in junior. Everyone should keep in mind that he's only what, 19? And he's playing probably the hardest position out there.