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01-05-2013, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
No I realize that he was played against top talent, which is admirable, but I just can't shake the images of Spezza and Malkin dancing all over him out of my head. Granted, those were 2-3 games out of many, but on a game-by-game basis I never found myself wowed by Boyler's ability to lock down these guys.
You tend not to remember the countless successful (read: pretty uneventful) defensive shifts a guy has. It's the facepalm worthy moments that stick in people's minds. Has he been burned a few times? Sure, but just about everyone has. It's inevitable when you're playing against the best players in the world. The guy wouldn't be getting iced against these guys if he wasn't up to the task.

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