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Bogosian Wants To Play Like Chelios, Learns From Bourque

from Tom Ferda at the Hockey News,

Zach Bogosian would like to pattern his game after fellow blueliner Chris Chelios.

“He’s a warrior and a leader,” the Thrashers prospect said of Chelios. “He’ll do anything it takes to win.”...

At Cushing, Hall of Famer Ray Bourque was an assistant coach who took notice of, and helped guide, Bogosian. Realizing Bogosian’s potential, Bourque decided to put him on the ice against the opposition’s best, most experienced forwards.

“Bourque taught me to be deceptive with the puck in the offensive zone to throw the forwards off,” Bogosian said. “He also said to learn to play defense first, then the offense would come later.”

Bogosian did just that. He worked tirelessly on his defensive game and sure enough the offensive skills naturally followed.

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