Free Agent Talk (Part XV): The Non-Frenzy Edition
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08-09-2012, 02:27 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
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This is the standard "goals and points aren't everything" BS people used to say about Drury.
Boyle scored one goal in his last 25 games of 2011, which was a career year.
He scored six goals through his first 73 games in 2012.
For those keeping score at home, that's seven goals in 98 games.
Seven goals in 98 games for a guy playing anywhere from 2nd to 3rd line minutes.
Boyle finished 32nd in faceoff pct in the playoffs. That's out of 52 skaters.
Boyle placed 240th among eligible forwards in shooting pct. 2-4-0. That's out of 281 eligible forwards.
All Boyle does is block shots and pin people against the boards. That's it. He's a good penalty killer. A lot of guys around the league are good penalty killers. That doesnt mean they should see PP time and ice time when his team's down a goal with under three mins to play.
Again, you like throwing around things like "asinine" and "talking out of your ass" but you're the one who isn't supporting your argument for Boyle with anything substantial.
Boyle has no skill. I know what I see. He sucks, and the stats back it up. That doesn't mean you have to cry and take his poster off your wall.
Drury's cap hit was over $7 mil per. Boyle is making $1.7 mil per. Jesus--you don't see a ****ing difference? We just went through a whole season worth of people crabbing about Dubinsky's production for $4.2 mil per. And he's likely going to rebound. Drury's ability to play was just going down the toilet. From 2nd liner to 3rd liner to 4th liner to sometimes a scratch. Captain Chris's career as a Ranger was a miserable failure.
Boyle has never been more than a bottom 6 player. He fits a role. Some of you guys think you're smarter about hockey than Tortorella. What the **** does he know anyway? We wound up first in the East and went deeper in the playoffs than we had in years and we had posters here *****ing all the way. Maybe all that was just dumb luck?
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