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01-24-2013, 08:36 AM
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For the record DATW, I'll be watching the Hfx vs Quebec game Saturday and I'll tell you how bad Drouin is and how MacKinnon is going to solve world hunger after
You do that... And can you "scout" Duclair and Erne as well?

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01-24-2013, 08:43 AM
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If they aren't still suspended by their own team.

I watched Erne and Duclair in the playoffs last year and they were dynamic. Was probably the worst game I've seen out of Kovalkinnon, and I hardly knew Drouin existed back then

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01-24-2013, 08:45 AM
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If they aren't still suspended by their own team.

I watched Erne and Duclair in the playoffs last year and they were dynamic. Was probably the worst game I've seen out of Kovalkinnon, and I hardly knew Drouin existed back then
The suspension was lifted, so they'll be there.

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01-24-2013, 08:48 AM
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It'll be 7-3 Halifax. Typical Fucale standing on his head while his terrible D scramble around passing pucks through the slot + the offence of MacKinnon Drouin MacAulay Boudreau and Frk get it done. Classic Halifax.

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Decent article with Pietila

http://www.mininggazette.com/page/co....html?nav=5009

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"It's probably something I'll look back on in 20 years when I'm done playing hockey and realize how fortunate I was to play on the team and win a tournament like that," said Pietila, who was a valuable member of Team USA's gold medal victory over Sweden on Jan. 5.


He says it like he will be a long-time NHLer, I like it.

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"We actually flew with Canada, Sweden and Finland all in one flight," said Pietila, though there weren't any interesting exchanges between teams. "I think they do it for safety reasons flying into Russia, so we chartered into Russia and out with the same teams."

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01-24-2013, 11:55 PM
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Thursday's Activity:

WHL:
Damon Severson - +2, 2 PIM (high-stick) in Kelowna's 8-0 win vs. Seattle
47 games, 6 goals, 27 assists, +25, 52/62 PIM
*Kelowna has points in 13 straight games (12-0-1)

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Ben Johnson - -3 in Windsor's 8-2 loss vs. Plymouth
46 games, 12 goals, 10 assists, -15, 20 PIM
*Windsor is 4 points behind Saginaw for final playoff spot (have a game in hand)

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01-25-2013, 06:34 PM
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Boucher with the first one tonight.

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01-25-2013, 06:55 PM
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I dont watch the OHL. How is Boucher doing and i mean beside points because i know he is tearing the league apart.

How is he away from the puck? Do we feel his game will work in the NHL? How long out from being a player in the NHL is he?

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01-25-2013, 07:07 PM
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I dont watch the OHL. How is Boucher doing and i mean beside points because i know he is tearing the league apart.

How is he away from the puck? Do we feel his game will work in the NHL? How long out from being a player in the NHL is he?
You`re asking a guy from Copenhagen... just found it weird.

Some Sarnia fans stopped by and commented on his overall play (for the record, they all praised him). Just go back, I`m sure it won`t be that hard to find.

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01-25-2013, 07:11 PM
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You`re asking a guy from Copenhagen... just found it weird.

Some Sarnia fans stopped by and commented on his overall play (for the record, they all praised him). Just go back, I`m sure it won`t be that hard to find.
Does not matter where he is from maybe he watches all his games haha....

was kinda of a general question to anyone whos watches him.

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01-25-2013, 07:17 PM
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Does not matter where he is from maybe he watches all his games haha....

was kinda of a general question to anyone whos watches him.
It`s highly unlikely. Exception happen, just not very often.

As far as I remember, he knows how to pick his spot, he has a low center of gravity and bulked up so it`s hard to knock him down or move him from any area. His defense improved, has actually played on the PK this season too.

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01-25-2013, 07:21 PM
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The goals for Boucher tonight are his 39th and 40th of the season. He has nearly half the game remaining to tack on some more...

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01-25-2013, 10:54 PM
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The goals for Boucher tonight are his 39th and 40th of the season. He has nearly half the game remaining to tack on some more...
Pretty damn impressive that he keeps rolling on. Does anyone have any comparables out of the OHL in recent years?

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01-26-2013, 12:44 AM
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I dont watch the OHL. How is Boucher doing and i mean beside points because i know he is tearing the league apart.

How is he away from the puck? Do we feel his game will work in the NHL? How long out from being a player in the NHL is he?
Haven't seen him play, but he was -19 last year and is +11 this year. That's got to be a positive for his "NHL-readiness" in terms of being a 2-way type of player the Devils crave.

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01-26-2013, 12:54 AM
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I dont watch the OHL. How is Boucher doing and i mean beside points because i know he is tearing the league apart.

How is he away from the puck? Do we feel his game will work in the NHL? How long out from being a player in the NHL is he?
Here's highlights from his 4-goal game on Jan 12th

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/v...afa82c4610cf6c

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01-26-2013, 07:46 AM
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only needs 10 goals in 3 games come onnnnnnnnnnn

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01-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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Boucher cannot be stopped. I can't wait to see what he can do in the AHL.

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I watched some Kitchener Rangers games and I like Ben Thomson, he needs to finish though. I could see him being a 4th line guy who could fill in 3rd line if need be.

He made some decent plays vs Erie

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Friday's Activity:

OHL:
Reid Boucher - 2 goals, E, 1st star in Sarnia's 5-4 SO win vs. Plymouth
*did not score on SO attempt

Ben Thomson - 2 assists, +2, 2 PIM (trip), 3rd star in Kitchener's 5-1 win vs. Erie

Ben Johnson - 1 goal, E in Windsor's 3-2 SO win at Sault Ste. Marie

Artur Gavrus - -1 in Owen Sound's 2-1 loss at Guelph

WHL:
Reece Scarlett - 1 assist (PP), -1, 4 PIM (coinc. rough, delay) in Swift Current's 5-4 OT win vs. Regina
Graham Black - 1 assist (PP), E, 2 PIM (hook) for SC
*Scarlett had secondary assist on GWPPG in OT

Damon Severson - 1 assist, +2 in Kelowna's 4-3 OT win at Seattle

NCAA:
Curtis Gedig - 1 goal (PP), E, 4 shots, 1 blocked shot in Ohio State's 3-2 win vs. Lake Superior State

Blake Coleman - E, 4 PIM (unsportsmanlike, hold) in #6 Miami's 2-1 win vs. Bowling Green

Jon Merrill - E, 2 PIM (trip), 2 shots, 1 blocked shot in Michigan's 3-2 loss at #9 Western Michigan

Seth Helgeson - -1, 3 blocked shots in #1 Minnesota's 2-1 loss vs. #14 Minnesota State

Joe Faust - -2, 1 shot in #20 Wisconsin's 5-2 win vs. Alaska-Anchorage

Derek Rodwell - E, 1 blocked shot in #5 North Dakota's 3-1 loss vs. #16 St. Cloud State

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A lot of people are saying Boucher is invisible but still puts up 3 goals

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Bouch has 15 games left to reach 50... Hope he gets it. When's the last time a 4th round pick scored 50 goals in the CHL??

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Bouch has 15 games left to reach 50... Hope he gets it. When's the last time a 4th round pick scored 50 goals in the CHL??
Schiefle put up 63 points (where Boucher is now) in his 18yr old season.

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Consensus is Boucher is like a Sykora/Moulson kinda player....

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He might have the hardest wrist shot I've ever seen in the OHL. His release is awfully slow and his accuracy could be a lot better, but he when he gets his shot off it's usually going in the net. A common complaint amongst Habs who were watching Sarnia was that Boucher would often whiff on chances that were set up by Galchenyuk or Sarault, but lately I haven't seen him do a whole lot. He's really starting to get more confidence and isn't trying to one time the puck every time he touches it.

Boucher isn't very creative at all, but he doesn't pretend to be. He knows his limitations and plays within those. Despite being undersized, he protects the puck well, but he doesn't do it a whole lot. He isn't a run and gun player, he isn't fast enough for that and he very rarely comes flying down the wing and shoots. He's the kind of player who sets up shop in a scoring area and waits for the puck to come to him.

I think he's still a ways away from the NHL, even though his stats look real nice. It certainly doesn't hurt that he plays with Sarault (and Galchenyuk for a large portion of the year), but to say that he entirely relies on them just isn't true. He's a good prospect in his own right. That said, I don't see him being anything more than an 2nd/3rd liner at this point. He isn't the best skater, he isn't creative, and past his offensive zone positioning and wrist shot, he doesn't really have any qualities that say "top six" player to me. But he's amongst the best at what he does and that alone could make him a valuable NHLer in the future.

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Damn, that scouting report was all over the place on him. But it sounds like he still needs to work on his skating, its the one area in his game that could hold him back, I mean how many slow smallish prospects crack the NHL ranks?

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