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02-07-2013, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
Except an honest effort from him in his age 34-35 season is not good. He's past his prime.

Get me a guy who's like Asham was when he didn't suck. Get me a Brandon Prust. But please, stop acquiring guys who were never good at hockey (John Scott, Boogaard), guys who are past their prime (Rupp, Asham)...and especially both (Brashear )
for the role needed, paying someone like Prust (a glorified 4th liner himself) 2.5 million is absurd.

So while I will agree that in terms of hockey Boyle is the better option, it's pretty obvious that just being a better player will not cause the coach to choose you over the lesser player.

That's because what Asham does do, Boyle doesn't and while I will also agree that Asham has lost a step, even still he is a better option in that regards than Boyle is.

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