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Rangers vs. Islanders: It's Miller Time
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02-08-2013, 01:05 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
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Boyle is an ABOVE AVERAGE fourth liner. And why is fighting in the game relevant anymore. O right, it's not. This isn't the 70's where you need to dress a fighter.
That time has passed
. Boyle is a better rounded player than Asham.
You're acting like Asham is going to start burying a ton of chances as well. The most goals he scored in his career was 15, that was 10 years ago. the last two, he's had a whopping 5 goals. Over the last 5 years, his totals have amount to 6, 8, 10, 5 & 5. Why are you expecting that to suddenly change?
this is coming from someone who actually liked the asham signing (and the way he's played as well). But, if we're talking about an odd man out (and i'm still not convinced JT & Kreider are sticking here through the season, miller more so), but if they do, i think it will be Asham who becomes the expendable. Boyle just brings so much more. You're not supposed to rely on your 4th line for offense, if they chip in, it's a bonus.
That is just not true. In fact fighting is up this year and we are doing our fair share. And I expect that Ash gets more comfortable in the system he will get more offensive opportunities. In listing his goal amounts you are ignoring his minimal playing time. He has skills, that is evident. This is a guy who was a monster scorer in juniors; he has hands and a shot. he is not as quick as he once was but he can play and we need his toughness.
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