Boyle and Prust Crucial Part of this Team?
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01-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
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i agree, points as well as defensive play are both important.
Boyle has 9 points this season. thats 104th in the league AMONG CENTERS. that means every team in the league has at least 3 centers who are offensively better than Boyle, and a few have 4.
He needs to be an ELITE shut down center to justify 3rd line minutes. Does anyone consider him elite defensively? Good, sure. Elite? Not a chance.
He's a 4th liner receiving way too many minutes. Rangers need a better 3rd line.
Im happy with Boyle as a 4th line center. I dont think hes garbage or useless or whatever. he shouldnt be getting top 9 minutes. Hes not good enough in his own zone. Mitchell has produced at nearly the same level in 1/2 as many games. Im ok with him on the 3rd line. Hagelin is producing at a 45 point pace, which is great for a 3rd liner.
Brian Boyle, you are the weakest link, goodbye.
He has 70 shots on goal. Whereas last year the puck was going in for him--this year it's not. But it's not like he hasn't been getting chances.
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