Thread: Proposal: Sj - edm
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11-28-2012, 09:20 AM
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No knock on Boyle, he's been one of the best offensive dmen over the last 10 years, and the value in the deal is pretty close if you ask me, when you're taking age and contract size into account. The problem is I don't see Boyle fitting in with the young Oilers, sure they could use a top pairing dman, I would just prefer someone who a little younger and will still be in his prime when this team is ready to compete. The guy is 36, and like it or not, most players that age start to fall off in terms of production. To be fair to Boyle, he hasn't yet, he would be a better addition for team that is ready to compete for the cup right now. So in conclusion, although Boyle is a very good offensive dman, due to his age, contract, and where the Oilers are right now, he's not the right fit for Edmonton.

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