I recently aquired PM Bouchard in my Fantasy Pool...
I was wondering what you alll felt was his point potential, and if he will play with Gaborik this year. Or will he play on another line.
All information is welcome.
I did not watch Wild (maybe once) during the season, but I did in the playoffs. PM underwhelmed me with his play. He looked totally lost, whatever he tried did not work since the pace was too fast for him. I am not saying that he is a bust, just that he looked out of his league. It's not surprising considering his age. The good sign was that he ramained composed and just kept doing his best.
Personally I feel that he could be a 2nd line center and PP specialist in the mold of Ronning and score 50-60 pts in an average season.
As a Wild fan I can tell you to expect big things from P.M.B. He didn't exactly blow the roof off the Excel Center last year, but looked poised and very mature as far as positioning. Very fast and fluid skater. He's not ever gonna be a sniper but could still hit 20 goals. He is more of a natural playmaker, sometimes looked effortless with his precise passing. Last year was no Calder-caliber performance, but did have 20 pts. (7,13) and got his feet wet in the playoffs. All this at the ripe age of 19. Prediction: 14 goals 31 assists and lots of highlight reel passes...