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02-19-2013, 01:17 PM
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Were goal-per-game players relatively common in juniors back then? Legitimate question.
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/t...leaguenm=QMJHL

Bossy's year as a 16 year old the league was led by Gary Macgregor scoring 100 goals.

Bossy finished 10th in goal scoring that season.

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02-19-2013, 03:21 PM
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Were goal-per-game players relatively common in juniors back then? Legitimate question.
a hell of a lot more common than today.

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02-19-2013, 05:24 PM
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Bossy's year as a 16 year old the league was led by Gary Macgregor scoring 100 goals.

Bossy finished 10th in goal scoring that season.
Ah ok, but still, everyone else ahead of him on that list was older than him, almost all of them by 3 years.

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02-19-2013, 06:14 PM
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Ah ok, but still, everyone else ahead of him on that list was older than him, almost all of them by 3 years.
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/t...leaguenm=QMJHL

That is 3 years later, Bossy scores 75 at 20 years old and finishes 3rd. League leader scores 84 at 20 years old, 2nd scores 77 and is 19.

It was a huge scoring league back then.

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02-21-2013, 08:03 PM
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Boucher nets goal 52 tonight for Sarnia, they are losing though.

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02-21-2013, 08:16 PM
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Boucher again for his 53rd!

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02-21-2013, 08:32 PM
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Reid Boucher

During tonight's game it was mentioned that our 2011 #4 pick has a shot at breaking Stamkos record for goals. Can someone please clarify what the record is and what kind of player this kid is? Who would you compare him to? Thanks all.

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02-21-2013, 08:34 PM
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i think the record is 58 goals. it's tough to see what kind of a player boucher is until you put him against nhlers. of course he's tearing it up and that's great, but i'm not sure if he'd be doing this good in the nhl.

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02-21-2013, 08:36 PM
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Id compare him to stamkos actually [just not elite]. Not so hot on defence, but tremendous offensive upside, but a hit and miss prospect, either will be a great scorer in the NHL, or he wont crack the 4th line

His goal record is 58 goals, Reid has 53, and he has time to do it

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02-21-2013, 08:37 PM
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boucher is ridiculous

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02-21-2013, 08:50 PM
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That is 3 years later, Bossy scores 75 at 20 years old and finishes 3rd. League leader scores 84 at 20 years old, 2nd scores 77 and is 19.

It was a huge scoring league back then.
Still proving my point though. I'm just saying that doing that at a young age is what made Bossy elite. The guys who led the league in goal scoring at 19/20 went on to be complete busts. In the 73-74 season, the one other guy who wasn't overaged is the one other guy that had a pretty productive career. I'm not forecasting Boucher as a bust, especially since this is just his second OHL season, but I think it's important to temper expectations a little.

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02-21-2013, 08:58 PM
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I am very excited to see what this kid can do in the NHL.

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02-21-2013, 08:59 PM
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Surprised we have not heard more about Boucher this year. Absolutely lighting it up. I'm sure we will be kept up to date as he approaches the that record.

It's pretty crazy how it looked like we had no good fwd prospects going into this year. But Matteau has looked good, Boucher is doing what he is doing, pick up Lokti and all of a sudden we have some guys who maybe can put some points on the board in the future.

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02-21-2013, 09:09 PM
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Still proving my point though. I'm just saying that doing that at a young age is what made Bossy elite. The guys who led the league in goal scoring at 19/20 went on to be complete busts. In the 73-74 season, the one other guy who wasn't overaged is the one other guy that had a pretty productive career. I'm not forecasting Boucher as a bust, especially since this is just his second OHL season, but I think it's important to temper expectations a little.
I'm with you, was just pointing out lots of people scored lots of goals back then, I'm sure there were other 16 year old scoring phenoms then, too, that went on to stink in the WHA or NHL.

Comparing Boucher in any way to a guy who was drafted 15th overall never made much sense to me. We have to see what he can do in the AHL before we really start to know what he might be made of, IMO.

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02-21-2013, 09:14 PM
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If matteau, Boucher, yayo, loktionov, and henrique all pan out, our offense will be ok.

That's a massive if though.

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If matteau, Boucher, yayo, loktionov, and henrique all pan out, our offense will be ok.

That's a massive if though.
I'm gonna say we get another body through a trade/draft to supplement that group. No offense to that group.

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02-21-2013, 09:27 PM
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Surprised we have not heard more about Boucher this year. Absolutely lighting it up. I'm sure we will be kept up to date as he approaches the that record.
Lockout stole most of the headlines.

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02-21-2013, 09:29 PM
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He is as pure of a sniper as it gets. He's getting smarter with the puck, but he's still shoot first and ask questions later.

Everyone said that Galchenyuk was the reason he was putting up those numbers, but he hasn't missed a beat since Galchenyuk left.

Tough to project a player like him. We wont really know until we can see him at the pro level. He needs to work on his defensive game, but he seems to find the back of the net at every level so far.

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02-21-2013, 10:16 PM
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Considering Albany isn't a great place to put up the numbers for example a 40 goal scorer I can see Boucher putting up anywhere from 40-60 points (Bergfors AHL #'s) and once he makes the NHL he would takeoff but I'm only guessing and a ton must happen in order for Boucher to make it to the big club!

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Just teach the kid to skate like Clarkson learned how to and ingrain defensive awareness but mostly positioning to him and I'll be ok.

Ability to snipe goals and score at every level just happens, hard to teach that...Zharkov...

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02-21-2013, 10:33 PM
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Just teach the kid to skate like Clarkson learned how to and ingrain defensive awareness but mostly positioning to him and I'll be ok.

Ability to snipe goals and score at every level just happens, hard to teach that...Zharkov...
hahaha very true.

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02-22-2013, 02:12 AM
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I'm gonna say we get another body through a trade/draft to supplement that group. No offense to that group.
Oh of course. No team builds an entire team through their own development

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THN Future Watch came out this morning. Matteau (#64) was our only prospect in the top 75. Off the top of my head.......

1. Matteau
2. Merrill
3. Gelinas
4. Kinkaid
5. Urbom
6. Boucher
7. Severson
8. Wedgewood
9-10. (can't recall)

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