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02-12-2013, 10:13 AM
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Every team has shutdown guys that aren't out there to produce offense. They are vital to success. Not every line can be built to be an offensive machine. Having a Boyle type, shutdown guy, on the 4th line, who can not only be a non-liability against other teams top players, but an actual defensive asset, cannot be understated, especially on a cup contender.

I realize offense is much more exciting and flashy, but successful overall teams need to have good role players like boyle to win it all.
Depending on the matchup in the playoffs he can be an asset. I don't think he 100% has no place on this team. As long he's nothing more than a 4th liner.

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