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04-08-2012, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Cirris View Post
This game was a perfect illustration of our season, getting a loser point after being 2 goals up in a game we were better off not showing up for.

It also shows us that Boyes is only useful at garbage time.
Maybe it shows that Boyes would've been useful if Ruff had EVER put him on a scoring line more than ONCE ALL SEASON. Seriously, Boyes NEVER played on the 1st or 2nd line all season long. He played 3rd line with Gaustad (not a scoring line then), and then after Hodgson was here Boyes was assigned as the 4th line C. Is there any player on the roster that would've cracked ten goals playing those minutes the whole season?

Don't get me wrong, Boyes (and Hecht) have to go, but he was simply buried with no real chance to produce. The only bone he was thrown was PP time in Nov before he hurt his knee, and he scored a couple goals in that duty. This is less a defending of Boyes as it is a criticism of Ruff for not getting more out of the roster. Tell me Tropp should've played wing with Vanek and Hodgson the last six weeks instead of Boyes. Screw the 4th line, because that line should've only been playing 5-6 mins a night down the stretch anyway.

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