before i traded up to get howe, i was hoping for tremblay or buck boucher. i figured boucher wouldn't be available at 127, since D are going earlier this time.
he may have been the best defensive D of his time who didn't rely on goonery. his offensive numbers are also very good, and he was apparently a great puckhandler.
i thought he might not be the best pick for me, though, b/c my top 2 D would be from the '20s.
boucher was also slow, and with cournoyer, taylor, niedermayer, malone, lalonde, fedorov, lafleur, mahovlich, ullman and bathgate in my division, mark howe is probably a better fit.