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01-07-2013, 11:40 AM
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dean youngblood82
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Originally Posted by BoxerMax View Post
Things are going to get interesting. Will Gally come back? I hope so but he is by far good enough to be playing in the NHL. What about Murphy too, I dont think he will stay in the desert, but he has been sold all year, and you never know.
It is "solid" not sold

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Originally Posted by battlingBard56 View Post
I can see from his stats that he's having a great season, but obviously haven't been able to watch him play for myself. So I wanted to ask, how has Boucher looked recently? Thank you for any input you can give.
Boucher has been good this season. He has certainly improved his consistency and seems to have found better chemistry with Sarault. He still lacks that ability to create offensive opportunities solely by himself as he doesn't have the breakaway speed or vision to do so. However, Boucher is playing to his strengths and that's finding the scoring areas and getting open to utilize his ridiculous shot release.

I should also mention that he is showing more confidence in his puck handling and that is a good sign. Last year and early in the season, Boucher seemed to always favour passing the puck as soon as he got it in the defensive zone but no he does occasionally rush it. Nice to see.

I still question his ability to become a regular NHLer but I think that will depend mostly on whether he can find the type of chemistry with a future player down the road like he has in Sarault (and Galchenyuk) in Sarnia. He's progressing in several areas and that is always a good sign with any prospect.

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