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GDT: Reid Boucher called up vs MTL 7pm @ ROCK

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DevilMinder    379

@TGfireandice 5m

Lamoriello: "It's time to give Reid a look."


    Lamoriello made it sound like Boucher will play in a top 9 role tonight.

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dmann422    107

Gotta say im surprised. I hope he gets top minutes, preferably with Elias and/or henrique.

I guess he can't be worse than Brunner.

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sundstrom    256

intriguing - he's in for carter. i imagine if henrique can't go, that's tedenby's spot.

 

zubrus-zajac-jagr

brunner-elias-bernier

boucher-loktionov-ryder

tedenby-josefson-janssen

 

that's a bit of a mismash but we'll see what we get.

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Triumph    640

Well, he is tearing up the AHL - 7th in the league in shots, on pace for 39 goals in an 80 game season - still didn't expect this unless he's getting an extended look.

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sundstrom    256

let's see if they do lines in practice before i guess since it looks like henrique's in by lou's quotes and that he's skating this morning

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dmann422    107

intriguing - he's in for carter. i imagine if henrique can't go, that's tedenby's spot.

zubrus-zajac-jagr

brunner-elias-bernier

boucher-loktionov-ryder

tedenby-josefson-janssen

that's a bit of a mismash but we'll see what we get.

ugh putting him on a line with loktionov and Ryder is just setting him up for disappointment. Hope pete puta him with some better players

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Why not?  Guess they're not going to wait as long for some of the current crew to get it going as we thought.  Could be a nice jolt. 

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Devilsfan118    742

Might as well give him a look, but I don't think he's ready for a full time role yet.

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dmann422    107

He's with Elias and Bernier, that has promise. He's gonna need rough lnemates

good. And per TG loktionov looks like he's scratched along with tedenby.

That should rile the feathers of those clamoring for a more offensively gifted 4th line.

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PWW    43

Love this. Really hope it works and helps jumpstart the scoring. Smart to put him with a guy like Patty who can possibly cover for him defensively. Still don't get Janssen/Sestito playing over Lokti but whatever. Happy they're at least trying something new.

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Daniel    374

Kind of nervous that we're going to get  a wet blanket thrown on our hopes that Boucher is legitimate NHLer. 

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DevsMan84    603

Kind of nervous that we're going to get  a wet blanket thrown on our hopes that Boucher is legitimate NHLer. 

 

Me too.  I keep hearing that "Boucher is a beast" kind of mentality from a lot of fans but until he has proven himself that means nothing.

 

I really hope he does well.

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Triumph    640

Kind of nervous that we're going to get  a wet blanket thrown on our hopes that Boucher is legitimate NHLer. 

 

He's beating up the AHL at age 20.  If anything keeps him from the NHL it's going to be defense/board play and that sort of thing.  He's going to be able to score goals, though.

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devilsrule33    189

Happy a player was called up from the AHL that can actually help (sorry Sestito). 

 

Not to beat a deadhorse, but really don't get the scratches. In no universe should Sestito be playing over Loktionov, and looking at the Habs lineup, no reason for Janssen over Tedenby. I'd love to understand the point of tonight's 4th line.

 

Edit: Guess it is Josefson being scratched instead of Loktionov. Point still stands.

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Triumph    640

A few comparisons, if you will, to age 20 Devils (in their Y+3 draft year) in the AHL:

 

Reid Boucher:  21 GP, 10 G, 8 A, 18 P

 

 

Nicklas Bergfors:  66 GP, 12 G, 15 A, 27 P

Pierre Dagenais:  69 GP, 17 G, 13 A, 30 P

Patrik Elias:  57 GP, 24 G, 43 A, 67 P

Jiri Bicek:  79 GP, 15 G, 45 A, 60 P

Petr Sykora:  43 GP, 20 G, 25 A, 45 P

Bill Guerin:  22 GP, 13 G, 10 A, 23 P

Vadim Sharifjianov:  70 GP, 14 G, 27 A, 41 P

 

Don't have shots on goal data for any of these besides Bergfors, but yeah.

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EdgeControl    183

hope the kid provides a needed spark. but i'll be interested to see how he plays in the D zone, particularly how he handles those breakout passes. if he can do that, he can stay awhile

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John Wensink    13

I want him to be great so bad....must stay calm, give the kid time to grow. That being said, how bout a wicked wrister PPG tonight!

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njdevs89    0

Can't wait to see the kid play! Does anyone else have a feeling it's a little too soon though? I remember seeing him play for Sarnia the past year and was impressed.

Oh and Brunner makes me mad.

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dmann422    107

A few comparisons, if you will, to age 20 Devils (in their Y+3 draft year) in the AHL:

Reid Boucher: 21 GP, 10 G, 8 A, 18 P

Nicklas Bergfors: 66 GP, 12 G, 15 A, 27 P

Pierre Dagenais: 69 GP, 17 G, 13 A, 30 P

Patrik Elias: 57 GP, 24 G, 43 A, 67 P

Jiri Bicek: 79 GP, 15 G, 45 A, 60 P

Petr Sykora: 43 GP, 20 G, 25 A, 45 P

Bill Guerin: 22 GP, 13 G, 10 A, 23 P

Vadim Sharifjianov: 70 GP, 14 G, 27 A, 41 P

Don't have shots on goal data for any of these besides Bergfors, but yeah.

wow I didn't realize Elias tore up the ahl that much.

I wonder if Boucher will get pp time and if so where they put him on it.

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