Tim Panaccio posted the whole conference call with Boucher on hockeybuzz.com.
I am not ready to go to Europe, in my mind. I have two young children and to me it wasn't an option. I knew that I needed to play hockey games, in the last two years I really haven't played and I think as a goaltender when you sit on the bench for long periods of time it certainly can affect your play.
i had really high hopes for him when he was drafted and was really disappointed that he fell out of favor here. i was also disappointed to see he didnt succeed in chicago or phoenix. hopefully being back in philly will bring back some of his old potential.
Souns liek everyone forgets about how crappy he is. He's brutal. Hopefully he never makes it up to the club. He stinks. If Biron or Nity are gone, trade for a NHL legitimate backup. Not B Boucher.
Yeah, that's what I was saying in one of the other threads. His numbers in the last 2 years are unbearably bad although it was only a total of 32 games and over 4 teams. I'd rather see Munroe getting the majority of games but who knows.
Aside from a great playoff run in his rookie season and the shutout streak in Phoenix, Boucher has been mediocre at best. Yes, those are two impressive things that most goalies never have in their career, but let's not overstate what Boucher is.
Most likely this assignment is the beginning of him being the next Flyers/Phantoms Neil Little.