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Position: LW/C
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 205
Birth Date: 3/18/1978
Birth Country: Czech Republic (Pardubice)
Year Drafted: 1996
Round Drafted: 2
Overall Choice: 43
Salary 2003/04: $1,150,000.00

HW 2004 Mid-Season Scouting Report

The most consistent player this club has seen since Mark Recchi. Every night he brings his ‘A’ game and every night works his butt off at both ends of the rink. If everyone worked like Bulis, this would be a team to reckon with for sure. Now, if we could only get him to put in some of the numerous chances he has, he’d be a scary player for the opposition.

Defence is Bulis’ strong point. He’s great on the coverage, wins his battles along the boards, and positions himself well. He’s wonderful to have on the PK not just because of the former attributes, but also because he’s lightning fast and as such makes life tough for the attacking crew. Offensively, he’s got decent instincts, but it’s his speed and willingness to take the shot that are the best thing. He works hard on the boards in the cycle to win pucks, he also passes very well to boot. With just a little more luck and a little less timely goaltending from opposition ‘tenders, he might finally break through and start putting it in regularly.

An absolute team player, he’s taken to the system extremely well. If you want to know where you should be in terms of being a winger in Julien’s system, watch Bulis. Interesting that he’s on the first line at the moment, because I can honestly see making him the centrepiece of a defensive line. His future is with the Habs, I would guess, for quite a while and he’s one of those core elements that we can build around.