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09-27-2010, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
Thats the troubling part. For every game hes on, there are 2-3 when he isnt on. From last season, we also saw that the team doesnt like to play infront of him so it makes him even worse. It will be tricky to see how Boucher does. If he comes in ****** the first few games, Bob will most likely be the guy they look towards. As even you said before, if Leighton is out a long time, Boucher as a starter is horrendous. He is a fine backup (even if he lets in the 1st goal on the 1st shot he faces) but now at this time, whenever he gets a few games in a row, he starts to do very bad.
Hopefully he and the team benefit from a new year and a fresh start.

Boucher had a stretch where he played really well but lost games because he had zero goal support anyway. I genuinely think he's a better goalie than Leighton, if given a chance...his playing time was horribly mismanaged last year and it impacted his ability to perform.

Either way, Boucher as the starter for this entire year spells disaster.

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