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01-12-2013, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Just going by pure ES TOI/G stats for the since 2006-07, it seems Gaustad was playing 4th line minutes in nearly every season. I'm not intimately familiar with the Sabres, but it seems like Gaustad and Boyle are very similar... and neither are really 3rd liners.

No one is counting on Boyle to provide offense in terms of putting up points. If that's the point you think you're speaking against, I suggest you re-read some things.
I'm not speaking against anyone or anything. I was adding my thoughts to a discussion that was being had.

Gaustad jumped from 3rd to 4th consistently in his time in Buffalo. He is difficult to play against and is great on draws. Similar player the Rangers have tried to mold Boyle into. It's working.

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