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01-05-2013, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
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.
His stats were inflated due to 1 hot streak. He was useless offensively the entire year. I'm not sure he's this great defensive player either. He's a slug.

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