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02-12-2013, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by bogans View Post
Miller is responsible in his own end, especially for a rook. Nobody is arguing that Miller has not been performing well, and then Boyler has been completely ineffective the first quarter of this shortened season. BUT when both play to their abilities, they play different roles and Boyler is the shut down guy. He plays in his own end a lot because he is out there for defensive faceoffs against the other teams best offensive players. Not sure how you expect a defensive shut down player to play a puck posession game against the Crosbys, Tavareses, Eliases of the world? Especially when they start in their own end.

Boyle needs to play at the level that he is able, which he has not done so far this season, but he is a critical cog for this organization.
If he had puck talent he could move the puck into the O-zone and make plays. The thing about the offensively talented is that they are usually not great defensively. So, if BB had skills he could keep the puck in the O-zone for a while. It happens to our top line enough. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if Miller stays after 5 games BB will be moved. And Halpern is the one taking his job not Miller.

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