"For some guys they get that right opportunity at the right time and they cash in on it and they stay up for the rest of their careers, and other guys just kind of wait for that opportunity and it never comes," Bourque said. "Luck has a lot to do with it, but being at the right place at the right time has a lot to do with it. I'd like to think I would cash in on an opportunity like that."
"I'm happy about the MVP, but the big trophy is winning the Calder Cup," Bourque said on the ice afterwards, with his father, Hall of Fame defenseman Ray, looking on. "It's unbelievable, you don't see it too often three times in five years and back-to-back. I'll give the credit to all these guys, it was a thrill. It's a fun ride."