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MAJOR | Adam Foote compared Hughes' to one of the game's best player ever and it's causing a stir

Published March 23, 2023 at 4:39 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Adam Foote was hired as the team's assistant coach when Rick Tocchet took over the team's bench. Foote is quite known around the league since he had an extremely successful career notably with the Colorado Avalanche.

Foote has won the Stanley Cup in the past, but he's also played with his fair share of hockey legends. When he asked about what surprised him the most about the defenseman, Foote made an intriguing comparison and compared the Canucks' young leader to no other than Raymond Bourque:

«He's a great defender and he's got good instincts, but the biggest thing I love is that he competes. He wants to win so bad. He's like Ray Bourque; he wants to be out there (every shift). He just wants to go.''

To this day, Foote is still impressed with what Hughes brings to the table daily. Foote listed Hughes not only as a great and capable leader but someone who has the complete package and really digs into new information:


«I knew he was something ... but I didn't know he had a complete package. He absorbs information. I think he's a great leader, too. He's just fun to be around. He's fun to coach.»

Hughes will surely feel flattered by the comparison, Raymond Bourque is a 22-year NHL veteran, who managed 1579 points in 1612 games. Bourque has won close to every possible trophy in the NHL, if Hughes were to have even a portion of his success he'd be in route to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

SOURCE: Iain MacIntyre / Sportsnet
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MAJOR | Adam Foote compared Hughes' to one of the game's best player ever and it's causing a stir

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