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08-09-2012, 09:25 PM
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Stopped reading after you tried using comparing Lidstrom and Boyle.
Paraphrase: I am too much of a homer to admit that you made a legitimate point that some players can maintain their level of play into their late 30's and early 40's and supported how Boyle is doing just that (i.e. not in the twilight of his career).
BinCookin, had you made a list of your signed d-men, it would become much more apparent as to how Boyle would benefit the Wings. I don't personally agree that Boyle is a top 10 defensemen in the league (definately top 10 offensively, just not top 10 defensively), more in the top 15 range. Detroit doesn't have a #1 D-man, which Boyle would fix (Kronwall will be the defacto #1 on Detroit, but doesn't meet the criteria for a #1).
Having said all that, I don't see a compelling case for Helm + for Boyle for me given his value to the Shark's.
"Let's trade our fastest player for one of their slowest players... Makes sense to me."
Spoken like someone who doesn't watch Boyle play much/at all.
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