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04-02-2013, 01:16 PM
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I think both make the team next year.

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Very excited about the starts of Boucher and Merril's professional career. I have a feeling Merril is only gonna need on more year in the AHL before he's NHL ready. Boucher I believe will only take 2 full years in AHL also. Just a hunch. Hope I'm right.
I'm right there with you. 1 & 2 years respectively. Any sooner will be out of disastrous need or miraculous development never seen on this team's farm system.

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I think both make the team next year.
please no. no more rushing

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when you turn on the game he's the first player you notice on the ice. I can't wait to see how he does next season in the ahl, I'm sure he'll get called up for a game or two with the Devils as well

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I think both make the team next year.
There's no way Merrill is up next year. We'd have to trade Tallinder, let Zids walk, and buyout Volchenkov this Summer. I have a feeling only one of those will happen. And he won't be a number 7 guy either like Harrold.

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Bet Boucher makes it after Clarkson leaves. We dont sign anyone and Boucher is our youngster we count on

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Bet Boucher makes it after Clarkson leaves. We dont sign anyone and Boucher is our youngster we count on
Lou needs to sign someone whether Clarkson stays or goes. This team just isn't cutting it.

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Lou needs to sign someone whether Clarkson stays or goes. This team just isn't cutting it.
Not many top FA's Out there

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Doesn't have to be a huge name. There's a big middle ground between Bobby Butler and Corey Perry. I know Perry isn't gonna be a UFA anymore, just saying. Nathan Horton would be a good pickup. Pete had him in Florida.

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I thought Merrill could have challenged for a spot in NJ after his Freshman year so if there is room in NJ he'll definitely get a long look. People are underrating him because he hasn't played consistently the last 2 years. The kid is good.

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AHL isn't going to teach Boucher anything he doesn't know already. If anything, it looks like Albany destroys our forwards. Boucher on the New Jersey Devils next season.

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AHL isn't going to teach Boucher anything he doesn't know already. If anything, it looks like Albany destroys our forwards. Boucher on the New Jersey Devils next season.
What would you know about what Albany does to our forwards other than destroying them?

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AHL isn't going to teach Boucher anything he doesn't know already. If anything, it looks like Albany destroys our forwards. Boucher on the New Jersey Devils next season.
Henrique spent a full year in Albany before coming to the NHL. Josefson and Tedenby both spent less than 20 games. Don't think that statement is very accurate.

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I wish people would stop posting in this thread for 2 days. Every time I refresh HF and see CONFIRMED WITH LINK: at the top of the threads I think we made a deal.

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Merrill might not make the team with the depth we have on defense, but Boucher definately has a chance.

When Parise left, Zajac had no one to pass to on the left side. Now he has Boucher and he will rack up the assists.

Boucher - Zajac - Kovalchuk line would be filthcity.

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I'd rather put Boucher with Elias (assuming he comes back and Boucher makes the team, neither of which are locks), Patty has a way of covering up everyone else's deficiencies. Boucher is 19 year old with nearly no pro experience and from what I understand sucks at everything except shooting the puck.

If Patty can make a 34 year old lower body-less Sykora look good, he can make a 19 year old Sykora Jr. look good.

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Henrique spent a full year in Albany before coming to the NHL. Josefson and Tedenby both spent less than 20 games. Don't think that statement is very accurate.
I'm talking about the stint prior to the season starting.

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What would you know about what Albany does to our forwards other than destroying them?
It has to do with Lou being average and Sykora getting several offers.

If Boucher is this great goal scoring forward and this team needs goals, I would rather see him learn in Jersey than in Albany.

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Scored again, Assisted by Sislo and Merrill

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Scored again, Assisted by Sislo and Merrill
I'm too excited.

******* can we fast forward two years to when we have both Boucher and Merrill on this team.

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Henrique spent a full year in Albany before coming to the NHL. Josefson and Tedenby both spent less than 20 games. Don't think that statement is very accurate.
Zajac spent 4 games in the AHL

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Boucher is off to a Stephen Gionta start to his AHL career.

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Very excited about the starts of Boucher and Merril's professional career. I have a feeling Merril is only gonna need on more year in the AHL before he's NHL ready. Boucher I believe will only take 2 full years in AHL also. Just a hunch. Hope I'm right.
I think your timelines here could very well be accurate. Merrill won't need very long to learn the pro game, if anything he'll need time in the AHL to learn the pro lifestyle.

Boucher is more of a raw talent still, he will need to learn how to be a Devils forward.

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Josefson back tonight in Albany

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Merrill with 0G 5A in 3GP .

Boucher with 2G 2A in 2 GP.

Josefson with a goal in his return from concussion.

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