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01-13-2013, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Weird deal indeed.

Boucher was a good guy here. It's too bad about the injury problems. Good luck to him as he winds down his career.

I was fairly high on Alt's raw physical ability, but he seemed to hit a wall at the beginning of last season. Hadn't really thought about him in quite a while.

This may be a case of the Hurricanes just needing to clear roster spots more than anything.
Doesn't even work for that though as Alt's not under contract. Both Pither and Boucher are. I could understand this deal had it simply been Pither for Boucher straight up.

As I speculated on the Canes board though, maybe Alt's stagnation makes him no longer a part of the Canes long term plans. He's always been a guy that would need all 4 years at Minnesota, plus a couple in the AHL before he was anywhere near ready.

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