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Rene Bourque happy to sign with Flames so quickly

From Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald:

He’d driven down to Calgary from his home in Lac La Biche, Alta., on Thursday. He got to meet bossman Darryl Sutter and the coaching staff.

“Just to get a heads-up on what they want.”

Then — bingo — a pact was hatched the very next morning.

“I didn’t think I was going to sign a contract that soon . . . but I’m pretty happy to get it taken care of,” Bourque said Friday afternoon, already on the highway on his way back home.

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Nice pickup for the Flames. He fits into what the Flames want their identity to be and adds some nice size and some scoring touch to their non-Iginla lines.