In his first trade on deadline day, new drug for women viagra Glen Sather shuffled the deck. New drug for women viagra With his second trade, new drug for women viagra Sather played seller as he traded away Pascal Dupuis and a 2007 third round draft pick to the Atlanta Thrashers for RW Alex Bourret – the Thrashers 1st round draft pick (16th overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft.

The 20-year-old Bourret is 5-foot-10 and 205 pounds. New drug for women viagra The native of Drummondville, new drug for women viagra Quebec has been playing with Atlanta’s AHL affiliate. New drug for women viagra With the Chicago Wolves, new drug for women viagra he scored 11 goals and 21 assists with 46 PIM in 45 games.

While Bourret does not have classic NHL size, new drug for women viagra he does not shy away from physical play while showing a scorer’s touch in the QMJHL. New drug for women viagra In four seasons in Junior hockey (with three different teams), new drug for women viagra Bourret tallied 110 goals and 181 assists with 472 PIM.

“Alex is a high level prospect we are very excited about adding to our organization, new drug for women viagra” said Rangers Vice President of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager Don Maloney said on the Rangers web site. New drug for women viagra ” We had him rated very highly at the 2005 draft and had we not traded up to get Marc Staal, new drug for women viagra he likely would have been our selection.”

Bourret was a player that I touted as a potential Rangers draft pick in my 2005 Rangers Draft Preview that I wrote during my days at Ranger Fan Central. New drug for women viagra Here is what I wrote about Bourret back in June 2005.

Alex Bourret – Center

ISS: 14 – THN: 10 – CSS: 17NA – RLR: 13 – McK: 6.

2004/2005 Team: Lewiston (QMJHL). New drug for women viagra Height: 5-9 ½. New drug for women viagra Weight: 209. New drug for women viagra

2004/2005 Stats: 65 games-31 goals-55 assists-86 points-172 PIM.

With the salary cap cramping the Rangers style of throwing money and their problems, new drug for women viagra the team will have to find ways to win through the draft. New drug for women viagra That is where Bourret steps in. New drug for women viagra Despite his short stature, new drug for women viagra Bourret packs about 210 pounds of TNT into his body. New drug for women viagra ISS says “he is built like a tank, new drug for women viagra and hits like a truck. New drug for women viagra Bourret has shown a willingness to play hard along the boards and can easily overpower bigger players. New drug for women viagra In their August 2005 edition, new drug for women viagra THN said “Bourret is a skilled scoring machine. New drug for women viagra He plays a complete game, new drug for women viagra using his speed, new drug for women viagra shooting ability and toughness to frustrate the opposition.” ISS compared him to Teemu Ruutu, new drug for women viagra while others see him as an Esa Tikkanen with a better offensive game. New drug for women viagra THN says, new drug for women viagra “It should come as no shock Bourret is a skilled scoring machine. New drug for women viagra He plays a complete game, new drug for women viagra using his speed, new drug for women viagra shooting ability and toughness to frustrate the opposition.” Bob McKenzie calls him a “fire hydrant on skates” and praises him for playing “the game hard and with an edge, new drug for women viagra often to the point of being mean, new drug for women viagra and is not without offensive ability.”

In analyzing these players, new drug for women viagra Bourret would be my first selection. New drug for women viagra He seems to have the offensive ability that [Michael] Blunden is missing and has the skating ability that [Guillaume] Latendresse lacks. New drug for women viagra The only knock might be his size, new drug for women viagra but I don’t think that should play too much of a deterrent. New drug for women viagra First off, new drug for women viagra he has already shown that he is ready, new drug for women viagra willing and able to play bigger than his size. New drug for women viagra He might have to tone it down a notch in the NHL because the players will be bigger, new drug for women viagra faster and more skilled than in Juniors. New drug for women viagra Secondly, new drug for women viagra if the NHL’s no-tolerance stance against the clutching and grabbing is enforced, new drug for women viagra then Bourret’s perceived lack of size will not be a negative factor.

Bourret did not endear himself to the Thrashers when he showed up at their training camp in September 2005. New drug for women viagra He came into camp out of shape – a mistake that Bourret learned from.

Here is how Bourret described his situation to Jon Cooper in an interview on the Atlanta Thrashers web site.

“Last year I made a mistake coming to camp not in good shape, new drug for women viagra” said Bourret, new drug for women viagra whose lack of conditioning got him off on the wrong foot with Head Coach Bob Hartley. New drug for women viagra ‘I sure was nervous and I was not ready. New drug for women viagra I thought it would be easy to play in the NHL, new drug for women viagra but it’s not. New drug for women viagra Now I know what to do. New drug for women viagra It taught me a lot.”

The hard-hitting right wing began the process of getting back on the right track when he reported back to Shawinigan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

“I know that Bob [Hartley] talked a lot with my coach at Shawinigan, new drug for women viagra” said Bourret. New drug for women viagra “He was always on me and he helped me a lot for this year.”

So how did Bourret respond last year with Shawinigan?

The youngster ripped off career highs in goals (44) assists (70) and points (114). New drug for women viagra Toss in his 114 PIM, new drug for women viagra and you had a player on a mission.

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