Boyle and Prust Crucial Part of this Team?
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01-11-2012, 08:53 AM
I have no idea
Join Date: Oct 2007
See your point, but don't agree. Boyle is pretty good along the boards, good on the FO, but is given way too much ice time. Prust average like 10 and Boyle about 14. Boyle in no way deserve more ice time than Prust, and should be kept off the PP (averaging 47 secs a game now might not sound like a lot, and it's true maybe we don't have anybody else to throw in because the top units can't be on all the time).
He doesn't use his size, although shot blocking has been good from time to time. Should do it more though.
I think it's partly Tort's fault. He seems to have a lot of faith in the guy, just as he has had with Dubi. Boyle is shooting way too much, while never scoring and seems to be an offensive liability due to this, messing up scoring chances. Having faith and patience with Dubinsky is of course the right thing, but not with Boyle.
We had the same discussion a few years back regarding Betts and even Orr, them doing the little things. Truth is, a lot of players can fill such a role on the 3rd and 4th lines, and neither Boyle nor Prust are anything special in that regard.
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