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njdevil26 03-29-2013 02:27 PM

Devils/Albany Signs Reid Boucher PTO
 
http://www.thealbanydevils.com/devils-sign-boucher

Very excited to see this kid in the professional world.

SteveCangialosi123 03-29-2013 02:38 PM

Didn't realize he was 195 that's pretty stocky for 5-11. Would be so awesome if he stays a big time scorer at the professional level.

Devils Dominion 03-29-2013 03:03 PM

If it's confirmed that Reid and Merrill will be in the lineup tomorrow I will drive up to Albany for the game.

Devils Trap 03-29-2013 03:18 PM

Id love to see them play.

Jack Griffin 03-29-2013 03:43 PM

I could see Boucher playing right away. He spent some time in Albany last year so he knows the system. Not sure if they would throw Merrill in right away without any practices.

u2devs 03-30-2013 05:10 AM

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Originally Posted by CJ Richey (Post 62722039)
I could see Boucher playing right away. He spent some time in Albany last year so he knows the system. Not sure if they would throw Merrill in right away without any practices.

Merrill played last night, had an assist and was +2

JimEIV 03-30-2013 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by u2devs (Post 62758187)
Merrill played last night, had an assist and was +2

That's a fantastic start. I have high hopes for him.

Jack Griffin 03-30-2013 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by u2devs (Post 62758187)
Merrill played last night, had an assist and was +2

Yea I was kind of surprised he played. Listening to the radio feed it seemed like he played a lot too. They used him on the PK and PP.

Saugus 03-30-2013 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by CJ Richey (Post 62762205)
Yea I was kind of surprised he played. Listening to the radio feed it seemed like he played a lot too. They used him on the PK and PP.

As well they should have. He's an all-situations defenceman, and probably their most talented defenceman as soon as he joined the team. No reason not to put him through his paces.

Japam 03-30-2013 06:26 PM

Already scored. Good for him.

njdevilsftw 03-30-2013 06:26 PM

Reid Boucher with his first goal of the year for Albany.

Scottyk9 03-30-2013 06:30 PM

Merrill assisted on it.

JimEIV 03-30-2013 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by njdevilsftw (Post 62798709)
Reid Boucher with his first goal of the year for Albany.

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Originally Posted by Scottyk9 (Post 62799021)
Merrill assisted on it.

That's pretty cool and encouraging.

Scottyk9 03-30-2013 07:16 PM

Boucher with a 3 pt game so far tonight 1g 2ast. Albany leads 4-2

njdevilsjds 03-30-2013 07:18 PM

Merrill: 2 Assists and is a +1 so far tonight

Boucher: 1 Goal 2 Assists and is a +2.

GameSeven 03-30-2013 07:28 PM

While numbers only tell part of the story, it's impossible not to hear this type of result in his first game and not smile. Hope it's the first of many productive games for the kid.

NJD Kula 03-30-2013 07:36 PM

Awesome, very exciting to see some hot prospects once again moving through the system!!

Classic Devil 03-30-2013 08:39 PM

It's only two games, but 3 assists from Merrill is a very nice start.
It's only one game, but 3 points from Boucher is a very nice start.

Bleedred 03-31-2013 03:14 AM

I hope he's given an opportunity to make the team next year. If Matteau was then I think Boucher deserves it too. He could even address a need of ours which is definitely scoring. If not just a little sneak preview like Matteau got.

MartysBetterThanYou 03-31-2013 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Bleedred (Post 62841047)
I hope he's given an opportunity to make the team next year. If Matteau was then I think Boucher deserves it too. He could even address a need of ours which is definitely scoring. If not just a little sneak preview like Matteau got.

He'll no doubt get an invite to training camp but I see him in the A for one more year. He'll get call ups no doubt and chances to prove himself as injuries happen so he'll get a fair shake but his development is a priority.

NJD Kula 03-31-2013 06:30 AM

I wonder how he does in shootouts :D

JimEIV 03-31-2013 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Bleedred (Post 62841047)
I hope he's given an opportunity to make the team next year. If Matteau was then I think Boucher deserves it too. He could even address a need of ours which is definitely scoring. If not just a little sneak preview like Matteau got.

I don't where Boucher is in his development and have no idea how good he is...

My gut instinct though, is a forward of his age, stature and flaws (that I only know about from reading and not seeing) needs time in the AHL.

Without knowing full details of his game but having seen other forwards brought up too soon, my instinct is him getting an opportunity next season would be a mistake...

Merrill on the other hand is a different story. I hope he gets a realshot.

Saugus 03-31-2013 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by njdevilsjds (Post 62804377)
Merrill: 2 Assists and is a +1 so far tonight

Boucher: 1 Goal 2 Assists and is a +2.

Very cool to see them making an impact immediately.

AfroThunder396 03-31-2013 11:01 AM

Didn't Stephen Gionta score a hat trick in his first AHL game?

Seems like all of our guys love to make a splash as soon as they go pro :laugh:

Nevertheless, great start for them, hopefully both keep it up.

Adam Larsson 04-02-2013 08:22 AM

Very excited about the starts of Boucher and Merril's professional career. I have a feeling Merril is only gonna need on more year in the AHL before he's NHL ready. Boucher I believe will only take 2 full years in AHL also. Just a hunch. Hope I'm right.


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