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You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! When Reid Boucher was drafted in 2011, the expectations for him weren't overly high. He was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 4th round (99th overall) and was labeled a bit of a high-risk, high-reward pick. If Boucher ever panned out properly, there was a chance he could be a top-6 forward. But that seemed unlikely. Here we are two years...
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