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07-14-2011, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Inferno272 View Post
yeah, youre banking on him improving in that case. if not, youve committed 3 years to a guy who really has no offensive ability sans a very outrageous first 60 games of last season or whatever, with the Rangers have TONS of young prospects who are chomping at the bit ready to take a spot. granted, it wouldnt be tough to get out from under the contract, but still, its not something i would have done.
Lets not forget how good he was on the PK and how well his line played at even strength... Boyle finished with 240 hits (led the team), 86 blocks (led all forwards), and was a +2 on the season, compared to Callahan being a -7. There is certainly more value to Boyle's game then just his offensive production. Boyle's got a lot of character, and he's a Torts type of guy. Doesn't strike me as a player who's going to let himself digress... I think he will push himself to continue to play well.

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