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01-30-2013, 03:14 PM
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He reminds me a lot of Shane Hnidy when he was a Senator. Could be a very good 5/6 guy on a deep defence. He's the kind of player you need in the playoffs.
It's a good comparison, except Boro is an absolutely terrific skater, where as Hnidy was always held back by his skating quite a bit. Hnidy was in the bottom 10% of the league in terms of wheels in his prime, while Boro is probably on the better side of the top 50% at this point. He skates in all ways, really, really well (perhaps comparable to Phillips in that way, as Big Rig always had decent wheels).
He is still a work in progress, and nothing is guaranteed in his development, but if all the parts come together, he could be an integral part of our defence going forward. The fact that he brings such utter toughness to our blueline, while being able to potentially hold his own in terms of his play as a hockey player overall, makes him an very valuable guy to us going forward. Guys like Hnidy and Carkner provided valuable minutes as roll players, but Boro could be a lot more than either of those guys.
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