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"Michel and I didn’t have the best relationship, we didn’t communicate. I didn’t know what we wanted from me, or vice versa. I’m definitely not a lazy player. I work hard on and off the ice."
-Rene Bourque of the Columbus Blue Jacket on his relationship with coach Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens. More from and on Bourque from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers.
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday the acquisition of defenseman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks, in return for forward Rene Bourque.
Allen, 34, recorded one assist in six games thus far with the Ducks in 2014-15, averaging 18:12 of ice time per game. He recorded four shots on goal, 11 hits, 10 blocked shots and served four penalty minutes. He missed 14 games due to a lower-body injury.
Since he first joined the NHL back in 2000-01, Allen has recorded a total of 135 points (29 goals, 106 assists) in 716 regular season games. He scored five game winning goals. The 6'05'' and 223 lbs forward also served 837 penalty minutes and displays a +28 plus/minus differential.
from Stu Cowand of Hockey Inside/Out,
The Canadiens’ Rene Bourque has cleared waivers and will be assigned to the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Canadiens placed Bourque on waivers on Sunday and other NHL teams had until noon Monday to claim him.
In 13 games this season, Bourque has no goals, two assists and is minus-9. He has this season and next remaining on a six-year, $20-million contract with a $3.33-million salary-cap hit. The Canadiens would save $925,000 on the salary cap if Bourque spends the rest of the season in Hamilton.
“It’s not a question of confidence. It’s all about results,” coach Michel Therrien told reporters in Brossard Monday about the decision to put Bourque on waivers.
The coached added that he hopes the 32-year-old Bourque can “find his game in Hamilton” and that the Canadiens hadn’t closed the door on him possibly returning with the club.
continue for more on the Habs...
“Everybody talks about how (Lundqvist) is a great goalie. Has he been better than (Montreal goaltender Dustin Tokarski) this series? I don’t think so. (Tokarski) made some big saves for us too.”
-Rene Bourque of the Montreal Canadiens via Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star.
From ESPN New York's Katie Strang:
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore will have a hearing Wednesday for his illegal hit to the head of Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise during the Rangers' 7-4 loss in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Bell Centre on Tuesday night.
The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced the hearing via their official twitter account after the game.
Moore was assessed a match penalty at 10:41 of the third period, when he drilled Weise.
Weise was disoriented after the play and had to be supported by P.K. Subban as he appeared to regain his balance.
Weise briefly went to the league-mandated "quiet room" designated to treat potential head injuries. He returned to the game later in the third period.
Strang continues, noting that Derek Dorsett engaged in some shenanigans of his own.
Here's the Moore-on-Weise hit...
So we had a player returning from jaw surgery and scoring 2 goals in Derek Stepan, a 4-1 New York Rangers lead blown, a pulled goaltender in Henrik Lundqvist, a hat trick for Rene Bourque, a match penalty for John Moore, an empty net for the Rangers with seven minutes left in the game and some near-the-bench shenanigans. Did I miss anything, or did that cover the Montreal Canadiens' 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers? Oh yes, Derek Dorsett head-butting Mike Weaver and then doing his damnedest to injure Rene Bourque on the last shift. And Tomas Plekanec actually being called for fake-jerking his head back to try to draw a penalty.
Here's Rene Bourque's hat trick goal...
And we're probably going to be talking about this hit (via @myregularface on Twitter) as well as Lars Eller and Dorsett's shenangians:
from Guillaume Lefrancois of CBC,
With the NHL trade deadline more than a week behind us, we now have a clearer view of the decisions teams will have to make in the off-season.
Judging by the players wearing Canadiens jerseys Wednesday night, and those wearing a jacket and tie, Habs capologist John Sedgwick, who's been GM Marc Bergevin’s right-hand man for a little less than a year, will have an interesting question to answer: Should he give winger Rene Bourque a $3.67-million US check on June 15 to buy out the remaining two years of his contract?
For the fourth time this season, Montreal head coach Michel Therrien made Bourque, 32, a healthy scratch on Wednesday. In the salary-cap era, sitting a player who counts for 5.2 per cent of your payroll doesn’t exactly spell success.
Bourque’s tenure in Montreal has been downright disappointing. After piling up eight points in 38 games after being acquired from Calgary on Jan. 12, 2012, he showed signs of life in the lockout-shortened 2013 season, was slowed by a concussion, and came back to play decently in a playoff series against Ottawa.
You have probably heard by now no further action will be taken by the NHL in regards to the Senators/Canadiens game last night.
Not even a phone call?
from Dave Stubbs of Hockey Inside.Out,
Canadiens forward Rene Bourque is out of action indefinitely, having been diagnosed with a concussion.
Habs head coach Michel Therrien told reporters at the team’s practice in Mississauga., Ont., Tuesday at noon-hour that Bourque doesn’t know how he sustained the concussion. He’s missed the past two games with what was advertised as flu-like symptoms. That obviously has changed.
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin issued a medical update Wednesday concerning the status of forward Rene Bourque.
Bourque successfully underwent surgery to repair an abdominal wall tear and will be sidelined for eight to 12 weeks. The surgery was performed earlier today in Montreal.
Rene Bourque suffered the injury during his off-season training in preparation for the 2012-13 season.
Brendan Shanahan on the five game suspension given to Rene Bourque.
from Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider,
Near the midway point of the third period of Washington’s 3-1 win over the Flames on Tuesday, Nicklas Backstrom skated through the neutral zone, passed the puck to a teammate and then was elbowed in the head by Calgary’s Rene Bourque.
After Bourque struck Backstrom on the left side of his jaw, Backstrom skated toward the boards and leaned over into the space between the benches, then proceeded to the Capitals’ bench. He hunched over as he talked to head athletic trainer Greg Smith and a few teammates, but returned to the ice for the start of the power play that resulted from the elbowing minor Bourque received.
Backstrom took part in that shift on the power play and two more before he left the game with 3 minutes 19 seconds remaining in the third period.
“We removed him from the game, it was precautionary,” Coach Dale Hunter said. “He was getting evaluated right now. We’ll know more tomorrow.”
read on and watch the hit below…
via Jesse Rogers tweet,
2 games for Bourque hit on Brent Seabrook
Watch the hit below the Shanan video…
added 6:20pm, Shanahan with the explanation…
Rene Bourque received 5 for checking from behind and a game. Brent Seabrook will not return with an upper-body injury.
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
It’s a reputation Bourque hasn’t shaken, and that took a further hit this weekend when Hockey Night in Canada’s Kelly Hrudey fired pointed shots at the Flames winger.
“His passion meter — it’s not low on a scale from 1 to 10. It’s turned off,” Hrudey said. “This guy has to learn that you actually have to have passion in a game.”
Hrudey added: “I don’t think he cares about the game. He should apologize to his teammates and start playing. He’s got 66 games to go to actually care.”
Bourque, who has been held without a point in the past eight games and just two goals — one an empty-netter he didn’t actually put into the goal — in the past 13 outings, heard all about it.
“I definitely wasn’t happy about it,” said the 29-year-old Lac La Biche product after Monday’s practice. “I guess everybody’s entitled to their opinion, but I definitely don’t agree with the things he said.
We’ve got some catching up to do as I intentionally stayed off the radar this weekend. (For the first time since the arrival of our second son, we had no visitors! Bliss!) Quick cheers for Friday and Saturday night’s action and then onto toasts and a few highlights from yesterday’s games:
Friday’s Three Cheers:
***Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa: Hat trick, 1,000th career point in 4-2 Senators’ win in Buffalo.
**Rene Bourque, Calgary: Hat trick, assist in 6-2 Flames’ win in Columbus.
*Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay: Hat trick, assist in 5-2 Lightning win in Atlanta.
Saturday’s Three Cheers:
***John Tavares, NYIslanders: First career hat trick in 4-3 loss at Florida.
**Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis: 31 saves in 1-0, overtime blanking of visiting Pittsburgh.
*Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit: Two goals, four points in a 5-4 squeaker over Anaheim at the Joe.
And, finally, on to Sunday’s honors:
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A toast to those who shined last night (albeit 10:00 in the morning!) It’s time, once again, for JJ’s Three Cheers.
***A collective cheers to the Carolina Hurricanes, who rode a complete team effort, with five different goal-scorers and 11 players with at least one point, to a 5-2 decision over the Sharks in San Jose. Chad LaRose led the way with a goal and two assists and Cam Ward stopped 41 San Jose shots in the win for Carolina, who will finally finish a seven-game, three-country adventure after stops in Los Angeles tonight and Phoenix on Saturday.
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Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of left wing Rene Bourque to a multi year contract.
Bourque, a native of Lac La Biche, AB, is in his second season with the Flames after being acquired on July 1, 2008 from Chicago for a conditional draft choice. The 6’2”, 207lbs winger has recorded 156 points in 280 career NHL games. He has established a career high for points already this season with 41 (18 goals and 23 assists) in 53 games played. During the 2008-09 season, his first with Calgary, he reached a new career high for goals with 21.
from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,
No word on how badly Rene Bourque may be injured, how much time he’ll miss or what, exactly, is bothering him….
Bolts defenceman Kurtis Foster hopped out of the penalty box and slammed into Bourque from behind, leaving the Flames’ third-leading scorer dazed before heading to the locker-room.
“One, he’s an unsuspecting player. Two, it’s from behind. Make your own conclusion,” said Flames winger Jamal Mayers afterward.
“It’s gotta be a penalty.
“Any time you come out of the box, you can do that.”
from Tim Sassone of Between The Circles at the Chicago Daily-Herald,
Flames coach Mike Keenan wants Adam Burish suspended for what happened near the end of Monday’s game in the altercation with Rene Bourque.
“I’m disappointed they weren’t given a match penalty for deliberate attempt to injure,” Keenan said. “A cross-check to the face where Burish broke his stick over his face. He suffered an injury because of that cross-check to the face. I have no idea how the referees could miss it. It was blatant.”
It’s beautiful how poor Mike claims his player is a victim when the Flames have been allowed to get away with one cross-check after another after whistles when goalie Miikka Kiprusoff makes a save.
added 7:33am, watch Keenan’s post-game press conference below…
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
Rene Bourque’s dream season won’t likely include a 30-goal milestone.
Right now, the Flames forward is just hoping to be back in action sooner than later.
Bourque scored his 21st goal of the season last night in the club’s 3-2 overtime win, but was knocked from the game in the second period with an ankle injury, assessed to be a high-ankle sprain….
Head coach Mike Keenan said Fritsche slew-footed Bourque on the play.
“Not only didn’t he get a call on it, he got a shorthanded goal,” Keenan said. “It was a disappointment, in terms of the officials just didn’t see it. We watched it on tape, which is always easier than live action.
“He’s got a very damaged ankle now. He’s going to be gone for a long time.”
more and the video below is not the best, but it does show Fritsche and Bourque colliding.
via the Chicago Blackhawks,
Blackhawks forward Rene Bourque suffered a broken thumb in last night’s 5-3 win over the Red Wings in Detroit. He is expected to be out of the Blackhawks lineup anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.
Bourque suffered the injury while blocking a shot last night in the third period. Bourque scored two goals in last night’s game, both of the shorthanded variety, and added an assist before injuring his thumb. Bourque has scored three goals this season, all shorthanded, while adding five assists for eight points in 16 games.