Thread: Confirmed with Link: Boychuk Resigns 3yrs/3.36m per
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02-15-2012, 12:17 PM
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Dojji*
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When it comes to shutdown defensemen, you want them to not be noticed. Because most of the time when that kind of defenseman gets noticed it's because he's screwed up. When a guy like McQuaid or Boychuk has the camera, it's either because of a fight or a bad turnover, and Boychuk really doesn't fight all that often.

I think forwards are respecting Boychuk's physicality and shying away from his hits, like they've done to Lucic now that they know how much he can hurt them. Respect is a good thing, and it helps Boychuk control his lane. But it does mean the big green light hits won't be happening as often.

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