Thread: OT: Brian Boyle
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12-31-2010, 03:21 PM
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Josh Deitell
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Originally Posted by Reaper45 View Post
Wasn't Boyle rumored to have an attitude problem down in the AHL as well?
The closest thing I can think of is when he got upset that the Kings kept bouncing him between forward and defense. I think they were just trying to get through to him that he'd need to adjust his game to be successful.

He was soft, slow, and tried to play a skill game that made no sense for a player of his build with no quickness. The Kings constantly tried to get him to play physical hockey but he would never do it, I think that's where he disappointed the organization the most.

Then he goes to New York and works on his skating immediately to reinvent himself. Maybe the trade was a kick in the pants for him, but I don't remember him showing that kind of commitment to improvement while with the Kings. Whatever the case, kudos to him for turning it around.

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