Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 11 Days
Bourque picked up his first goal (an empty-netter) and his first assist of the year Tuesday in a 3-0 win over Colorado.
It's been an awful season so far for Bourque, who had gone 14 scoreless games to start the campaign, so it's nice to see him put something on the board, even if it wasn't necessarily in incredibly impressive fashion.
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Bourque, who has zero points to his credit thus far, has been a healthy scratch six times since the start of the season, including the past two games.
What started out as a very promising campaign for Bourque, with him skating on the top line with Mike Ribeiro and James Neal, has quickly gone sour. Bourque has since been replaced on the first unit by rookie phenom Filip Forsberg, leaving Bourque as the odd man out. Bourque scored a career-high 26 points in 74 games last season, but doesn't figure to come anywhere close to that total this season, given his current situation. He should not be on anyone's fantasy roster right now.
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Bourque, who has zero points in nine games, skated a season-low 7:51 Friday against the Flames, playing on the Predators' fourth line alongside Paul Gaustad and Eric Nystrom.
Bourque recorded a career-high 26 points last season, but will be hard-pressed to come anywhere near that total this season given his current pace. He's not even shooting the puck all that much (averaging just under one shot per game), which is an indication of just how much he's focusing on his defensive responsibilities these days. Bottom line, Bourque's fantasy value is hovering right around the zero mark in all but the deepest of formats. Avoid.
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Bourque saw 18:35 of ice time in Saturday's preseason loss to Columbus, including over six minutes on the power play. He skated mainly on the Preds' first line alongside Mike Ribeiro and James Neal.
At the start of training camp, rookie Filip Forsberg was slated to play left wing on the Preds' top line with Neal and Ribeiro, but over the last week or so, it appears Bourque has since been moved into this slot with Forsberg playing on the second line with Derek Roy and Craig Smith. Bourque has typically played more of a checking-line role the past few seasons, so this move to the top line definitely gives his fantasy value a boost. He's worth a late-round sleeper pick for those of you in deeper formats.
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Gabriel Bourque blasted home two goals for the Preds in a 3-2 shootout loss to Dallas on Tuesday night.
Bourque snaps a four game pointless slump and raises his output to 25 points in 74 games this season. The 23 year old is a minus four with eight penalty minutes.
Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 9 Months
Gabriel Bourque scored a lone goal in Nashville's 5-1 loss to Edmonton Tuesday evening.
Bourque now has six goals and 13 assists in 61 games this season. Patrik Hornqvist and Shea Weber assisted the lone goal for the Predators.
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Gabriel Bourque has recorded five goals this season.
He averaged 0.32 goals per-game during the lockout-shortened season, which would've put him on pace for 26 goals in 82 games. Bourque won't get close to that mark this year. He hasn't found the back of the net since Dec. 21 and he hasn't picked up a point in his past 11 outings.
Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 11 Months
Gabriel Bourque ended a seven-game point drought Thursday night versus Anaheim.
He had an assist on goal by Paul Gaustad in the first period. Bourque was also assessed four penalty minutes and he recorded two shots in the contest.
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Gabriel Bourque potted the game-winning goal in Monday's 4-2 win over Phoenix.
He has recorded three goals and two assists in his last six games after producing three points in his first 15 contests. Bourque has picked up his play but he's still a marginal fantasy player at best.
Gabriel Bourque LW NAS Aug 27 '79
Gabriel Bourque scored the Predators' lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh Friday night.
Bourque has two goals and four points through 16 games this season.