Thread: Player Discussion: Brian "Gretzky" Boyle?
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12-16-2010, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerEsq View Post
I thought the same. I would not say we were wrong. It's just that he's worked harder and smarter than others during off-season. Who could have predicted it, honestly?

Here's a question: if he hits 20 goals while playing with our role players, do we declare him a second liner? How about if he hits 25 goals?
It's unlikely that he'll hit 25, but it's not impossible.

When it comes to 20 goals, I say that it's at least 50-50 that he'll be able to do it.

If he does get 20 or something clsoe to that, no way is he a fourth liner. At the very least, that's enough for someone to be known as a third liner.
Labeling of guys is overrated but typically when I think of a top 6 center I'm thinking about a guy who is very good at distributing the puck. Right now Boyle displays very little of that. The best thing you can say about him right now is that hes as trustworthy as anyone on the team and hes making the most of a lot of his chances. Way to go big fella.

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