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01-05-2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
1 more thing. I think some of you folks are doing 2 things. 1) Forgetting how awful Boyle was before that good streak of games to end the regular season and to start the playoffs. Everyone hated the guy. He got more **** than anyone on this board. 2) Drinking the Kool-Aid. There's always optimism before the season. Why not be optimistic or at least not pessimistic about our 3rd line C?
Boyle had some of the toughest minutes to play in the league as a center. The only players who can play to Boyle's standard (where around 70% of shifts are started in defensive zone) are Dave Bolland (untouchable), Jay McClement and Brandon Sutter.

The latter two barely outproduced Boyle. And this is with Boyle's unsustainable shooting percentage. Which was way behind his career average.

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