Francois Bouchard

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    I just learned he's Pierre Marcs brother.

    He's in the qmjhl and has about 80 pts in 55 games, had a 5 pt night tonight with 4 goals.

    Anyways, he's rated liek 33rd overall i think for the upcoming draft.

    Is his style of play like his brothers, if anyone has seen him. Is he bigger or smaller?

    2nd round projection?
     
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    He's got decent size at 6'0 180 lbs but boy is he fast and skilled. I have him as a first rounder because of his top end offensive skills and his dogged determination (kid doesn't take a shift off) but most probably don't even know him! While other top prospects are struggling at the major junior level Bouchard has taken it a step further every game and become his team's MVP, quietly piling up the points and playing great hockey. 85 pts in 56 games is nothing to sneeze at as well, let's hope Breault wakes up as well! That Baie-Comeau team looks promising! Watch out for Claude Giroux as well, lots of sleepers in the q this year!
     
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    I've just seen them play only a couple times but I had to wonder how Picard-Hooper is getting all those goals, I'm assuming it's due in part to Bouchard.

    Too bad about the Drakkar-Drummondville game, sounds like it got way out of hand according to others that were at the game.
     
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    I have both pegged. I am just hoping no one else does too. :sarcasm:
     
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    Despite what others have said i still find his skating is his main drawback and even then its not THAT bad :)

    He is a shooter unlike his brother who is more of a passer.

    They dont really play a like or look a like on the ice.
     
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    hmmmm
     
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    While I don't think that Francois has his brother's playmaking vision, my guess is that he'll end up being a better finisher and will adapt more smoothly to the NHL game. He's roughly two-three inches taller than Pierre-Marc and weighs about 10 lbs more so that should give him a distinctive physical edge, maybe not. Whoever has a late first round pick should take a flyer on this kid, he can turn out to be an offensive dynamo. I have the feeling though that he'll follow a learning curve akin to Jason Pominville's which would suit a patient team like Detroit or Toronto.
     
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