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09-27-2006, 07:10 PM
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P.M. Bouchard

Just looking to get some info from the Wild fan on Bouchard. Where will he be playing in the lineup, and with whom? What's a realistic output to expect this year, point wise?

PP player?

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09-27-2006, 09:50 PM
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Oh, he'll be seeing lots of PP time. He'll work the half wall on the power play this year, instead of the point like last year. Even strength, he'll skate mostly with Todd White and Brian Rolston on the second line. They made a terrific line last season, and they should do even better this year with Peanut Butter being a year older and the Gaborik-Demitra line drawing the top defenders.

Look for good numbers from Bouchard this season. I'm going to go out on a limb and say 80 points. He may fall short of that, but I don't think he'll miss by enough of a margin to make me look foolish. I'll be surprised if he doesn't break 75.

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09-27-2006, 10:28 PM
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Wild Thing is right. PPG or close. Him feedin' the puck to Rolston and White ... all season long ... naztee.

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Oh, he'll be seeing lots of PP time. He'll work the half wall on the power play this year, instead of the point like last year. Even strength, he'll skate mostly with Todd White and Brian Rolston on the second line. They made a terrific line last season, and they should do even better this year with Peanut Butter being a year older and the Gaborik-Demitra line drawing the top defenders.

Look for good numbers from Bouchard this season. I'm going to go out on a limb and say 80 points. He may fall short of that, but I don't think he'll miss by enough of a margin to make me look foolish. I'll be surprised if he doesn't break 75.
i think everyone will be surprised if he breaks 75 points.

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09-27-2006, 11:01 PM
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i think everyone will be surprised if he breaks 75 points.
Why? He hit 59 last season, and he's still developing. A 16-point improvement in a kid that age is certainly a reasonable expectation. You don't think he's maxed out at age 22, do you?

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09-29-2006, 12:16 PM
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I think he could easily break 75 points, he has so many offensive tools, and with the additions to the Wild gives him that much more to work with.


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Bouchard has to be one of the most underrated young players in the game. People forget that he was only drafted in 2002, it feels like he's been in the league for a long time. I expect him to easily surpass 70 points this year, and in a few years I could see him putting up 90+.

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09-29-2006, 02:13 PM
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Ill put PMB on a 70-75 point track this year. He is sure talented and the fact he is only 22 says alot about his abilities

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75 is alot of points. I'm not quite sure he's ready for point per game status but somewhere in the lower to mid sixties should be good.

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09-29-2006, 02:33 PM
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75 is alot of points. I'm not quite sure he's ready for point per game status but somewhere in the lower to mid sixties should be good.
he had 60ish last year as a 21 year old, why not expect a decent jump in points while playing with Rolston and getting some decent PP time? 70 is more than reasonable and 75 is not out of the question

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Dont forget the 10-15 pounds of muscle he put on during the off season. That, plus the confidence he gained last season, plus the guarantee of playing with some pretty good linemates, yeah, I'd say 70 some sounds about right.

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Dont forget the 10-15 pounds of muscle he put on during the off season. That, plus the confidence he gained last season, plus the guarantee of playing with some pretty good linemates, yeah, I'd say 70 some sounds about right.
how many goals do you expect he'll have? I think last year he admitted he didn't shoot the puck as often as he should. with the new muscle and confidence, do you think he'll finally shoot the d@*! puck?

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I'd say 20-25 goals, 50-55 assists

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I'd say 20-25 goals, 50-55 assists
Looks good to me

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I'll be very happy with 70 points. There's no reason why he can't get there (other than injuries, of course)

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Ribeiro for Bouchard...

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