Free Agent Talk (Part XV): The Non-Frenzy Edition
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08-08-2012, 05:17 PM
Can't Beat Him
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
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Really worked hard for that Henrik analogy? Impressive, really.
You see, I would be talking out of my ass if I didn't back up my opinion with, I don't know, those stat thingies. Boyle's poor stats just reinforce what I observed last season.
His stats aren't poor in context--a third line center who is regularly matched against the opposition's best forwards, while starting an overwhelming percentage of his shifts in his own end. Looking simply at goals and assists isn't a reliable indicator of a player's value. It's like determining how valuable a shortstop is by looking at his BA and RBI, while ignoring his place in the lineup and his defensive contributions. You're just not looking at the complete picture.
Not liking Boyle is fine, that's your prerogative. Saying he sucks is asinine.
It's just pain.
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