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3 Stars & GBR: Game 26 @ Buffalo Sabres
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12-11-2011, 12:42 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn, of course
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It seems the mob mentality is out in force. Even when we're playing well these boards want to whine and moan about something and Boyle is the new target.
Boyle is out there because he's defensively responsible, wins faceoffs, is an excellent PKer and is a good team guy. Torts trusts him to not miss his backchecks, to break up plays and to kill games off. So he's not scoring at the pace he was - ok, but it's not that big of a deal.
Good teams need players like Boyle.
I pretty much agree--Boyle has been playing well--defensively he's been very solid and he's getting more confident about shooting the puck again. Hopefully, he'll score a couple of goals and really relax. He's not going to score 20 this year, but I think he'll ultimately break out on offense.
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