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28 minutes ago, Neb00rs said:

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https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/reid-boucher-surpasses-stamkos-sting-record/

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Boucher now has 60 goals in only 63 games, which surpasses Stamkos’ previous mark of 58 set in 2007-08.

 

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5 minutes ago, Crisis said:

FYI, no one really expected Boucher to come into the league and light it up. A 19 year old forward dominating in Canadian juniors is not the same same feat as a kid of similar age producing against men and professionals. In any case, no one is overplaying this, but Boqvist definitely looks good.

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55 minutes ago, Neb00rs said:

FYI, no one really expected Boucher to come into the league and light it up. A 19 year old forward dominating in Canadian juniors is not the same same feat as a kid of similar age producing against men and professionals. In any case, no one is overplaying this, but Boqvist definitely looks good.

::raises hand:: i’ll admit I thought he was going to be something great for us...

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4 minutes ago, jagknife said:

::raises hand:: i’ll admit I thought he was going to be something great for us...

People hoped he'd be good, but most people didn't expect he'd be like...a phenom. If he did what he did a year younger, maybe. That said, the main point here is that you can't compare success in a professional men's league to an amateur teen league.

This is why people are so excited about Kakko. He succeeded against men in the Finnish Elite League - as a 17 year old.

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Also, Boqvist's overall numbers aren't the only story either. Read the article, not just my quote - his even strength production is extra significant considering the poor performance of the team around him.

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Reid Boucher = Lloyd Christmas? I think so:

Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 9.51.38 AM

Nobody with that haircut has ever succeeded at anything. Prove me wrong. 

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3 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Reid Boucher = Lloyd Christmas? I think so:

Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 9.51.38 AM

Nobody with that haircut has ever succeeded at anything. Prove me wrong. 

Depends on the decade- The Beatles did okay with it lol.

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10 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Depends on the decade- The Beatles did okay with it lol.

I think there's enough of a difference in the style there that what I said is still valid. But point made. 

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Posted (edited)

Bill Gates in 1994

Edit: Glad the website was able to blow this picture up x10.  I was going for x20 but I can settle for this..

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It seemingly always has to be brought up - if Stamkos stayed in Sarnia until he was 20, Boucher never would've had a chance at that record.  Stamkos scored 51 goals in the NHL when he was 19, how many do you think he would've scored against junior goalies and defenses?  Most junior team scoring records are held by guys like Boucher rather than future NHL stars.

Boqvist may not be anything in the NHL, but there's a lot of reasons to be hopeful that he is something.

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Yikes.. I was just stirring the pot. 

You know you've gone too far when Tri comes around

dikembe mutombo no GIF

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Every time I hear or see anything about Boucher, I always think of the leader of the Crazies who used to post up and down back in the day how Boucher is going to be a top goal scorer in the NHL.

Good times.

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1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

Every time I hear or see anything about Boucher, I always think of the leader of the Crazies who used to post up and down back in the day how Boucher is going to be a top goal scorer in the NHL.

Good times.

Who would have thought the ‚Äúleader of the Crazies‚ÄĚ could be so wrong.¬†

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My answers:

*just going in general not last season like Todd 

Most Overrated: Vatanen 

Underrated: Zajac

Best Player: Hall

Key New Addition: Hughes 

Could Surprise: Studenic

Takes a Leap: Bratt

Prove it Year: Zacha 

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12 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

How many "prove it" years are we going to see from Zacha?

Until it‚Äôs ‚Äúhe‚Äôs only 35, there‚Äôs still time‚ÄĚ.¬†

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Looks like JD is heading home to the Rags: 

 

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3 hours ago, Nicomo said:

My answers:

*just going in general not last season like Todd 

Most Overrated: Vatanen 

Underrated: Zajac

Best Player: Hall

Key New Addition: Hughes 

Could Surprise: Studenic

Takes a Leap: Bratt

Prove it Year: Zacha 

Here is my list.  It is largely the same.

Most Overrated: Butcher

Underrated: Zajac

Best Player: Hall

Key New Addition: Hughes 

Could Surprise: Bastian

Takes a Leap: Bratt

Prove it Year: Zacha 

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1 hour ago, MadDog2020 said:

Looks like JD is heading home to the Rags: 

 

Not surprising.  It was largely being telegraphed for the past 2-4 weeks that this was going to happen.  JD has done some solid work in his time in St. Louis and Columbus.  That is unfortunately not good for us Devils fans.

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12 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

Wow.  Hard to say how the Lightning could get better, but landing Karlsson would do it.  And if he went to the Rangers, fvck that. 

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