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03-08-2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
I do not want this thread to morph into another Boyle debate. But how many 3rd liners are out there putting up 40 points? If your 3rd liner is putting up 12 goals and 15 assists, that is about all you can expect. Not that boyle is putting these numbers up this year, just pointing out what is a realistic expectation of a 3rd line player, points-wise.
40 points was the upper boundary, not the expectation. I consider more than 40 to be more in the 2nd liner range. I want to see 30-35 from my 3rd line C. 13-15 and 17-20. This isn't a Boyle-centric debate. It's about our lack of a legitimate 3rd line. Boyle is part of that, but he's not the only part of it.

And by the way, I like Brian Boyle a lot. I was one of the people arguing strongly against trading him when people were talking about it earlier in the year. I just think his role isn't as a 3rd liner.

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