For whatever reason, I'm just not getting excited by Boucher. The Cy Young numbers score me a a bit (the goals to assist ratio, like a pitcher with a great record) plus he is racking up a ton of power play goals. How likely is that to translate to the next level?
I have barley seen any of his play beyond highlights, so I won’t even offer to add any insight to that. But like with all prospects in the Devils organisation
his success at the next level will depend a lot on his ability to play the game in both ends, which is what concerns me more than his ability to put the puck in the net. Even from the highlights you can see the guy has an NHL quality shot, and he does take up good scoring positions on the ice.
I think that the fact he is an overage player, playing junior, on a good team will have a lot of people wondering the same thing. The current disappointment about the latest crop of prospects to be given a shot at the NHL is probably making people even more sceptical.
If we could chop off Bouchers arms and sew them onto Josefsons body we might have a complete hockey player.