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01-13-2012, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
As Bill Murray said in Caddy Shack "I have to laugh"

I think the bigger predicament is that many in this fan base simply do not know how to watch a hockey game.

With a bit of luck Boyle is the difference in the last two games. That did not happen. If this fan base is waiting for Boyle to be a difference maker like Gaborik, Richards, et. al., then your smoking crack.

Boyle is playing great. He's not a goal scorer. Period. He's a grinder. A big body that gets in front of the net. Takes the puck down low and keeps it there as long as possible. Takes his turn on the PK. Gets a forecheck going.

Any team in this league wants a guy like Boyle playing the role he does for this team. Torts as much confirmed that, but what the hell does he know?
Thats not how it works. You only pay attention to the goals. If Stepan takes a shot that goes off 5 Coyotes' sticks and into the net then you promote him to first star of the game. But if on the replay it looks like it hit Gaborik's tender groin after Coyotes stick #2 and before stick #3 then Gaborik is the clubhouse leader for first star. But if Joe Tollefson announces the goal as Artem Anisimov's even though he was just coming off the bench, well then he's got the first star and you might as well just give Gaborik and Stepan the second and third stars for their valiant effort.

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