Player Discussion: Alex Barré-Boulet

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  1. Werewolf

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    Needs a bit of strength and develop a bit more elite quickness. Winning pucks against the boards is staple of our little guys...needs a bit of work there too. But IQ/passing/wrister all NHL level.
     
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    What's so great about ABB, is you've taken an unsigned kid and in a few months in the AHL, blown up his value as a prospect just like Conacher did many years ago. But if he does do anything significant at the next level just remember, Montreal won't even offer him a NHL deal.
     
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    Brockon Cautiously optimistic realist when caffeinated.

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    ABB is looking like a steal of a 7th round entry draft pick for my fantasy dynasty league. Stat sheet wise, he looks really impressive right now.

    I'd like to see him start in the AHL next year and serve as a call up for 2 reasons:
    A) Seattle expansion draft exemption if he doesn't appear in over 9 NHL games this season.
    B) At 5'9, 168 lbs, I'd like to give him a bit more time to add more muscle to be better able to handle the NHL. Johnson is 5'8 and 183 lbs for comparison. Another 5-10 lbs on ABB will make a difference, in terms of ability to win board battles and not get pushed around.

    I'll add that I'm just pulling for an undrafted smaller guy to succeed, after putting in years of effort chasing his dreams, despite not being drafted in any of his eligible years.
     
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    The Lightning's org seems to do a really impressive job at developing underated+undersized but speedy prospects.

    Hopefully ABB follows the footsteps of fellows Johnson, Point and Gourde.

    I must say I am a little jealous of Tampa's mix of superstar/depth/playstyle :thumbu:
     
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    Brockon Cautiously optimistic realist when caffeinated.

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    I'm just happy that Tampa is in a different conference than my Blues, I'd love to meet up in the playoffs against you guys! ;)
     
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    I don't think the expansion draft is going to be an issue for ABB, Seattle has lots of juicy choices other than him.
     
  7. BowDownToVasilevskiy

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    How about the cup final this year? My prediction before the season was a Blues - Lightning final. :D
     
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    Brockon Cautiously optimistic realist when caffeinated.

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    If that happens, Binnington should win the Vezina and Hart for willing the Blues out of the bottom 5, then carrying them to the playoffs :laugh:
     
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    How quickly do you think Tim Tebow could learn to play hockey?:D
     

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