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    Flyers Trade for. Boucher

    http://www.prosportsdaily.com/articl...er-766778.html

    Bouch+some random defensman for a minor leaguer

    lol bryz

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    Doesn't make any sense. We traded an undrafted free agent for a 2nd round pick in 2010 and a back up goalie?

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    Pretty much Boucher for nothing. Can't hurt, I'm sure there's a few ufa goalies available that'd be just as good but he knows Philly well. It won't hurt

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    Here's hockey future's anaylsis on the defenseman we got, Mark Alt

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    Alt was a two-sport star in high school, as he led Cretin-Derham to a state title as a quarterback in football. The son of former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jon Alt, he was entertaining offers to play football in college until late in the spring, when he committed to playing hockey at the University of Minnesota. Like his father, Alt is a tall man but despite his height is a fluid skater who has good speed and agility. Having not yet played at a higher level of hockey, he is still raw in terms of tactical play and positioning but is a strong two-way player according to scouts who've seen him play.
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    I think he just finished his Junior Season at Minnesota, was 2nd in defensemen scoring his sophomore season (and this is at a very good hockey program), but production dropped off big time this year in Junior year. Supposed to be all potential and raw, hopefully it works out.


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    Mark Alt is a surprisingly decent acquire. He's got decent size at 6"3, 199lbs, a RH shot, and HF lists him as a 7C prospect, as well as being their 4th best defensive prospect (10th overall). He was their 2nd round pick in 2010.

    Here's HF's write up:
    Alt was a two-sport star in high school, as he led Cretin-Derham to a state title as a quarterback in football. The son of former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jon Alt, he was entertaining offers to play football in college until late in the spring, when he committed to playing hockey at the University of Minnesota. Like his father, Alt is a tall man but despite his height is a fluid skater who has good speed and agility. Having not yet played at a higher level of hockey, he is still raw in terms of tactical play and positioning but is a strong two-way player according to scouts who've seen him play.
    Future

    After attending the USA's junior evaluation camp, Alt will begin his college career this fall as a true freshman at the University of Minnesota. Alt does not turn nineteen until October and will be stepping into a pressure-filled situation with the Gophers, who recently lost top defensemen Nick Leddy (CHI) after the 2009 first round pick signed a contract with the Blackhawks. While he might be better served playing junior hockey for a year, Alt has the skating ability and size to compete at the college level and has a great opportunity to get ice time right away. Whether he has the hockey smarts to make his mark as a freshman, as fellow Hurricanes prospects Brian Dumoulin (Boston College) and Kyle Lawson (Notre Dame) did, remains to be seen. Long-term, the Hurricanes are hoping he can blossom into a top four defender. But at this point he is a long-range project.]
    Pither, on the other hand, wasn't ranked in the top 20 prospects in the Flyers organization.

    This was a fleecing. We got a capable backup goalie and a prospect who will almost, likely, be among our 3 best D prospects currently.
    #WhyNot?

    People ask me, "Why here? Why Kentucky?", I said "Why not"? It can be done here. It will be done here. Lay the foundation. Recruit and develop. Prepare to win. Day by day. Play by play. A new era of high performance. Why Kentucky? Why not? -Mark Stoops

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    NHL 13 trade lol

    lol bryz

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    I almost feel bad for Leighton. He was stashed in the minors all year last year and might end up there again after thinking he had the backup job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_dol50 View Post
    I almost feel bad for Leighton. He was stashed in the minors all year last year and might end up there again after thinking he had the backup job.
    He can still win the backup job, unfortunately

    lol bryz

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    I don't know how we got away with this trade...I guess Carolina owed us a favor or Homer made a bet and won it. Alt was part of an all in when Homer had his straight flush beating 4 of a kind Aces!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claude28Giroux View Post
    He can still win the backup job, unfortunately
    I guess so, but I don't know why Homer would go out and get another goalie unless he seriously expects Bouch to play on the big club.

    ...Unless Carolina was just feeling generous and felt like handing us a goalie and a good D prospect for peanuts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_dol50 View Post
    I guess so, but I don't know why Homer would go out and get another goalie unless he seriously expects Bouch to play on the big club.

    ...Unless Carolina was just feeling generous and felt like handing us a goalie and a good D prospect for peanuts...
    They had to get rid of Boucher to sign Ellis.

    Reminds me of the Flyers trade of Gagne.
    #WhyNot?

    People ask me, "Why here? Why Kentucky?", I said "Why not"? It can be done here. It will be done here. Lay the foundation. Recruit and develop. Prepare to win. Day by day. Play by play. A new era of high performance. Why Kentucky? Why not? -Mark Stoops

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    Right, but that doesn't explain handing over Alt. It sounds like Alt for Pither alone would have been a win for Homer. The rest of the trade just doesn't make sense from Carolina's perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_dol50 View Post
    Right, but that doesn't explain handing over Alt. It sounds like Alt for Pither alone would have been a win for Homer. The rest of the trade just doesn't make sense from Carolina's perspective.
    The Canes probably only had a limited number of teams who would take Boucher and they wanted to get rid of him. It was probably a scenario where they asked us if we wanted Boucher back, and we said "Nah", so they said "Fine, we'll give you Alt". Alt's a pretty raw prospect who didn't have a great year last year. Upside for certain, but he's raw.

    The Canes probably saw it as a lottery ticket add on.
    #WhyNot?

    People ask me, "Why here? Why Kentucky?", I said "Why not"? It can be done here. It will be done here. Lay the foundation. Recruit and develop. Prepare to win. Day by day. Play by play. A new era of high performance. Why Kentucky? Why not? -Mark Stoops

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    Pither is a meangingless AHL cannon fodder type prospect. Alt while he is all tools and nothing but that at the moment is a big guy who can at least handle himself in his zone. From that alone it's a win. Boucher should do nothing more than handle Adirondacks weight unless of injury. Solid move.

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    The Flyers took out a $50,0000 insurance policy on a goaltending injury earlier today when they re-acquired Brian Boucher from Carolina. General manager Paul Holmgren indicated that Boucher would not compete in camp with Michael Leighton for the backup job but would likely be sent directly to Glens Falls once he passes his physical and clears waivers.

    Under the terms of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the re-acquisition of Boucher is going to cost the Flyers $50,000 on the salary cap this season even if he spends the rest of the season with Adirondack.

    So why bother with the acquisition? Simple. It's insurance against an injury to Leighton or, for a shorter term, to starter Ilya Bryzgalov.
    - via Bill Meltzer
    #WhyNot?

    People ask me, "Why here? Why Kentucky?", I said "Why not"? It can be done here. It will be done here. Lay the foundation. Recruit and develop. Prepare to win. Day by day. Play by play. A new era of high performance. Why Kentucky? Why not? -Mark Stoops

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