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Sons' futures inherited from fathers' pasts

Updated: June 27, 2004, 3:37 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- If blood is thicker than water, is it also thicker than ice?

What about for those young men for whom ice runs through their veins? Young men like Chris Bourque.

Bourque's life has always been hockey. Like many sons of NHLers, he would take the ice before his father, Ray, and the rest of the Boston Bruins practiced and then again as soon as they were finished.

Saturday, the diminutive Bourque, listed at 5-foot-7, surprised many when he was selected 33rd overall ...

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