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04-23-2012, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Here are my requirements if Boyle stays:

-Take him off the PK. He needs his minutes severely cut, and taking out hard PK minutes will help.
-Get him the **** away from Vlasic. Maybe Braun would be a suitable partner? All I know is that Vlasic was playing the best hockey of his career with Burns and Murray is an anchor for Burns. Vlasic and Burns together were a legit first pair.
-Give him #3 EV minutes and #1 PP minutes. He shouldn't play more than 22 minutes a night, depending on how much PP time the team gets.
I agree, though I might even give Burns #1 PP minutes. The low-to-high pass on the PP is a pretty good strategy, but you need a quick and hard shot for it to be effective. Burns just has to learn to get the puck on net.
For your requirements to come true, Todd McLellan may have to go. With both Boyle and Todd McLellan, you'll see Boyle playing 30 minutes a night, paired with Vlasic, and out for the entire 2 minutes of the PP.

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