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What are your memories of Luc Bourdon?
Thu, May 29, 2008

Luc Bourdon, a promising defenceman with the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, was killed Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle struck a tractor-trailer in his native northern New Brunswick.

Bourdon was a member of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2006 world junior hockey championship in Vancouver. He helped Canada win another gold at the 2007 world juniors in Sweden.

Bourdon played for Val d'Or, Moncton and Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before turning pro.

What's your memories of Bourdon? Have your say in our forum.

Canucks D-man Bourdon killed


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I was only stating something. I was being looking and being down the middle with it. It was obivious that whomever did it knoew the area to where the accident occured I've dug my own grave too in this matter by doing what I did. But I can cope with that.

Yesterday at the Bell Center they had a poster to which the Mantobia Moose players, Hockey fans and anyone alike signed their name and send it out to Luc family. There was even a poster outside for all to sign as well.
A hockey fan, 2008-06-04 12:29:11

Well, as I said A Hockey Fan, I did NOT write that original post that, for some reason, you decided to cut-and-paste and put back in here. The monitor had already deleted it once (along with Pete's predictable response) so I am asking him or her to delete it again. I do not want such comments associated with a nuck I use here.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-06-03 15:16:40

a stupid thing like riding a motorcycle? Are you nuts? This is however a good example of how graduated licences are a good thing, I ride dirt & street. A rider licenced for two weeks has NO business on a GSX1000 one of the most powerful bikes out there. He certainly could have exercised better judgment.

RIP Luc your teamates and fans will miss you.
Hammertime, 2008-06-02 17:37:57

Sounds a litle convinicing to me. Someone knows the area if they posed as you. How would you know about the truck unless you read the paper and know about the area unless you've been there.

Look at Nascar lots of accdients there half the Nascar fans watch it for the accident alone but the driver still races on. People drive Motocycles as well. Can't blame him for that. it just happened. Unforanalty FATE can do that to anybody at anytime.

"I for one have driven the roads of New Brunswick, very, very dangerous with the lumber trucks and winds etc. I have to agree with wamu, while he was not an idiot, it was not and is not very prudent to put your life at risk when you have so much going for you. It's tantamount to smoking, we all know the dangers but continue to participate.

DisgruntledFan, 2008-05-30 11:58:34"

A hockey Fan, 2008-06-02 15:09:36

I'm 52 years old and have had motorcycles around me for most of those years. My father was a dispatch driver during the second world war and he passed on his passion for the machines and how to not only ride them but understand them and repair them. I grew up riding small motorcycles in the dirt and finally graduted to a small road bike at 16 years old. I went on to be able to ride an repair some classics like the Norton 750.

One of my most enjoyable times is when a father asked me if I would teach his son how to ride a motorcycle. I said I would..and I found that I had a very responsive young fellow that would listen to me. Of course he had to start out on a 750 Honda. I took him to a parking lot and let him feel his way around a bit (dropped it a few times) and then graduated him to the open road before he had to deal with traffic. When he felt ready I went with him for his test. He did fine.

I have no idea what Luc was driving,but I can only imagine that it something new and probably powerful. Something with he had very little riding experience with.My young friend has done well with his machine and I hope he continues to remember all the bits and pieces I've passed on.

My heartfelt condolences go out to Luc's family.
Mitch, 2008-05-31 03:59:53

I've see him play with The Mantobia Moose before he went to the Vancouver Canucks and got the chance to meet him with a few friends of mine after the game. He was one of the nicest person that I ever met. Very dedicated to hockey and loved to sign autographs and loved to meet and see his fans when ever he got the chance.

I am amzed however that some people here would say such stupid things. This PROVES that this board is NOT monitor properly at all. Callous remarks that Wamu made well that was just not called for. Real smart jackass. Hope you burn in hell for that. at least you will be keeping me company

A Hockey Fan, 2008-05-30 15:51:18

To judge a person for a personal choice such as riding a motorcycle.....well need I say more! Hockey Jocks would only have their selfish reasons for even attempting a comment on this one, RIGHT Scott Morrison. I love your article and DON't GET ME WRONG type comment. I can't beleive you even attempted to write an article on this one. We don't live in a bubble. You could be driving home from work and get T-Boned at an interesection and killed. Don't get me wrong but you shouldn't have been driving your car!!!
Bill, 2008-05-30 13:16:38

He's not an idiot for RIDING A MOTORCYCLE. There are alot of risker things ppl do EVERY DAY. Such as drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, upotected sex etc etc. Have some respect for the guy RIP>
motofan, 2008-05-30 09:24:07

Real nice 'wamu'.... a promising young hockey player (a wonderful guy as well) passes away and you call him "an idiot". Very classy.

Millions of people drive motorcycles none of them will appreciate being called idiots for it. In Bourdon's case he was an inexperienced driver and high winds were likely a big factor in the accident.

If Bourdon's family and friends happen to read this forum, please ignore wamu's STUPID comments. He/she does not represent the vast majority of hockey fans who are extremely saddened over this tragedy.
Steven, 2008-05-30 08:45:06

I'm from Halifax and saw a lot of Bourdon during his junior career. He was probably one of the most complete junior-aged defencemen I've ever seen in the 12-plus years that I've been going to games. For a Quebec League to make Team Canada is rare and is a real testimony to how talented this guy was. Just a shame. My condolences to his family and friends.
Ian Competent, 2008-05-30 08:44:25

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