#10 - 02/07/2013 | New York Islanders @ New York Rangers | 7:00 PM - MSG
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02-07-2013, 01:28 PM
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That's two+ seasons. 10/11. 11/12. And the first chunk of this season.
Losing Boyle would mean finding someone else to
replace his tough minutes
. He started 71% of his faceoffs in the defensive zone last season. He led the Rangers in short-handed ice time. It's tough to put up big offensive numbers that way.
He said "since" so I assumed he meant since. Anyway, enough with the "starts" stats. Watch him play. If you can tell me with a straight face that he manages the puck well in any zone at any time I will move on to the next topic. He blocks the puck, but when it is on his stick, he rarely does anything positive with it. He doesn't score because he doesn't have NHL puck skills. It is not because of where his play starts. And the first chunk of this season he has one assist and Guastad has two. Statistically on a percentage basis Gaustad is having twice as good a year as Boyle to this point.
And btw, his minutes are only tough for Ranger fans; not the opponent.
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