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Scottyk9 03-13-2013 04:34 PM

Devils sign Reid Boucher to ELC
 
Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice
Devils sign Reid Boucher to entry level deal.

MartyOwns 03-13-2013 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Scottyk9 (Post 61590601)
Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice
Devils sign Reid Boucher to entry level deal.

excellent.

Scottyk9 03-13-2013 04:35 PM

Sarnia's season is still going on so he won't be in Albany until after that ends.

ermahgerd

Nick0930 03-13-2013 04:36 PM

Sick. Can't wait to see how he does in Albany.

SteveCangialosi123 03-13-2013 04:37 PM

Nice..wonder how long til he's on the big club? If he dominates in Albany it may not be too long.

Wingman77 03-13-2013 04:40 PM

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7135902976/h1F4AAFAD/

Bleedred 03-13-2013 04:42 PM

I can see him being brought in later this season, and given a shot. He'll probably go to the A, but I can see him getting a chance like Matteau.

ThePSEGPowerPoster 03-13-2013 04:43 PM

And they called me crazy when I proposed this!

JMarce 03-13-2013 04:44 PM

pretty much anyone can play on our top line this season so seeing Boucher-Lokti-Kovy at some point wouldn't surprise me at all.

Getzo5 03-13-2013 04:47 PM

My smile is so big it hurts. Grinch and Joker should be jelly.

Devils Trap 03-13-2013 04:52 PM

Nice ...

JMarce 03-13-2013 04:52 PM

Tom Gulitti
‏@TGfireandice
Reid Boucher's contract doesn't begin until 2013-14. He's not eligible to play in NHL this season.


booooo

Scottyk9 03-13-2013 04:54 PM

Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice
Boucher could sign AHL tryout deal after Sarnia's season is over and play in Albany -- as he did at end of last season.

Getzo5 03-13-2013 04:54 PM

I`m kind of glad they`re not going to Kreider him. Let the kid develop. His skating still needs work.

manilaNJ 03-13-2013 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Getzo5 (Post 61591497)
I`m kind of glad they`re not going to Kreider him. Let the kid develop. His skating still needs work.

Was going to say something similar.
I know the team is desperate for goals, but rushing this kid isn't going to solve that problem.

Excited to see what he can do in Albany later on, though.

Devils Dominion 03-13-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Getzo5 (Post 61591497)
I`m kind of glad they`re not going to Kreider him. Let the kid develop. His skating still needs work.

Or Larsson/Matteau him. :sarcasm:

Saugus 03-13-2013 05:03 PM

The first step on the path to the NHL is getting drafted, the next step is getting signed. Congratulations to Boucher for taking the next step.

Bleedred 03-13-2013 05:11 PM

Why let him develop but not Matteau? Just asking. Personally I think they should both develop, so I'm not disagreeing.

Hockey Sports Fan 03-13-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Bleedred (Post 61592267)
Why let him develop but not Matteau? Just asking. Personally I think they should both develop, so I'm not disagreeing.

He was always going to be a project pick. Matteau's strength and game he plays probably made it a lot easier for him to transition to the NHL.

Reid Boucher 03-13-2013 05:27 PM

YESSSSSS :handclap::yo::nod:

apice3* 03-13-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Bleedred (Post 61592267)
Why let him develop but not Matteau? Just asking. Personally I think they should both develop, so I'm not disagreeing.

Haven't seen more than a couple games/highlights of Boucher, but I read he's a small kid with meh skating, meh defense, and meh passing. He has a wicked shot and is very smart without the puck. It's hard to base an NHL game on so few attributes, so you work on the meh stuff as he improves in a lesser league.

Matteau was different. Matteau was a good all around player with an NHL frame, so he's learning on the fly. He has the size and talent to be an NHL player at 18. Boucher has other parts of his game to work on before getting there.

The reason I don't think Matteau went back to juniors was because he wasn't going to get much better there. He relied heavily on his size to excel, and he's not going to improve what needs to be improved on there. If he was elgible for Albany, I bet he'd be there. I also wouldn't be surprised if Matteau was sent to Albany when his junior season ends, or even next season.

Kevo18 03-13-2013 05:46 PM


Bleedred 03-13-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by apice3 (Post 61593505)
Haven't seen more than a couple games/highlights of Boucher, but I read he's a small kid with meh skating, meh defense, and meh passing. He has a wicked shot and is very smart without the puck. It's hard to base an NHL game on so few attributes, so you work on the meh stuff as he improves in a lesser league.

Matteau was different. Matteau was a good all around player with an NHL frame, so he's learning on the fly. He has the size and talent to be an NHL player at 18. Boucher has other parts of his game to work on before getting there.

The reason I don't think Matteau went back to juniors was because he wasn't going to get much better there. He relied heavily on his size to excel, and he's not going to improve what needs to be improved on there. If he was elgible for Albany, I bet he'd be there. I also wouldn't be surprised if Matteau was sent to Albany when his junior season ends, or even next season.

Alright fair enough, and I see. I think Matteau might play next season in Alabany too to develop a little bit before being brought back in 2014.

Aethon 03-13-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Bleedred (Post 61592267)
Why let him develop but not Matteau? Just asking. Personally I think they should both develop, so I'm not disagreeing.

Matteau's size and strength made it more feasible for him to be here in a bottom 6 role. But I still think it is/was a poor decision.

Hockey Sports Fan 03-13-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by KovyLove (Post 61594005)
Matteau's size and strength made it more feasible for him to be here in a bottom 6 role. But I still think it is/was a poor decision.

Pretty much this.


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