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12-03-2012, 08:22 PM
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Hm. Does that mean he wasn't invited, chose not to go, what?

Hard to believe he wasn't invited.
I don't think it's hard to believe.

If Boucher were to make the team, it would have to be in a top six role. That's evident. Now, Boucher is an amazing shooter but the rest of his game is pretty raw and unpolished. He doesn't bring much to the table outside his shot. In a tournament like this especially where the USA team is going into it with an arguably weaker roster than teams like Russia and Canada, in those games, they need guys that have better all-around games. Boucher would have to be sheltered too much and is not worth it for that reason. They are better off icing guys that can play a better all-around game.

I kind of saw this coming, but it's not like it's the end all, be all for him. He's got a bright future, and it'll be interesting to see how he plays without Galchenyuk.

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