Thursday, 29 May 2008

R.I.P Luc Bourdon (1987-2008)

I was going to do a post on how happy I was that Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins finally broke through and scored some goals ... and won a game! OMGZ

Instead, there was a big bomb dropped on the hockey world with the shocking announcement of the death of Canucks prospect Luc Bourdon.

Now, the only major media link I have right now is in French, so I can't really translate.


Le défenseur des Canucks de Vancouver, Luc Bourdon, a perdu la vie lors d'un grave accident de moto entre Shippagan et Lamèque, au Nouveau-Brunswick.

Autour de 12h30 heure avancée de l'Est, (13h30 Heure des maritimes) il aurait perdu le contrôle de sa moto avant de percuter un semi-remorque.

Sa soeur, Ève, a confirmé la nouvelle. (radio station) also reports the same.

Basically, Bourdon was riding a motorbike and got hit by a truck. His sister confirmed the death.

As if life as a Canucks fan wasn’t crappy enough, our top prospect goes and dies :(

I never knew the guy, so I can't really express deep sympathies (something I don't like faking).

Instead, I'll talk about my favourite memory of the Canucks prospect.

A few years back, I covered the World Junior Hockey Championships for, as they were being held in Vancouver. The Canadians were heavily favoured, and Bourdon was one of the big stars on the team.

I can remember how dominant he was in that tournament, and I was always surprised that he could never translate that into success at the pro level.

During that WJC, Bourdon was a machine... he was hitting, scoring, and scaring goalies poopless with his big slap shot. Basically, he looked like a great all-around defensemanin the making.

The crowd definitely appreciated the effort, and greeting the kid with many loud shouts of 'LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUC'. Very few Canucks players have ever gotten such love, so it was definitely fun to hear that.


Luc's NHL Totals

36GP 2G 0A 2PTS 24PIM


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