I talked to Philippe Boucher a few days ago out in Frisco, and the defenseman sounds like he's excited and ready to get this season going. And he admits that's a change from the start of last season, when he was bothered by a bad left shoulder that would eventually be fixed with surgery in February.
Boucher said everything now is healed, including the right shoulder he injured against Phoenix and a hip/groin injury that was very much like Mike Modano's in the 2006-07 season. That's good news for the Stars, who obviously wouldn't mind seeing Boucher revive that magic he had during the previous season, a 19-goal campaign for him.
It's almost time for everything to get going, folks, and I don't know about you but I'm ready for it. Just seeing a few of the guys this past week or so (including Sergei Zubov, Jere Lehtinen, Modano, Trevor Daley, and Steve Ott, as well as newbies James Neal and Fabian Brunnstrom, etc.) makes you want to bundle up and head back to the rink.
Maybe I need to get a countdown going here.