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02-12-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 16 To Stanley View Post
Stats would argue that Boyle is in fact, at this point in time, better offensively than Jeff Halpern.

Last 2 seasons, Boyle has 61 points. Last 3 seasons, Halpern has 61 points.

So you're advocating for more offense. I would argue, with facts, that Boyle is better offensively at this point in time, than Halpern (who has yet to score a point in 11 games as a ranger). And i like halpern.
It's not about the offense. I'd take a 4th line that scores less but spends their time in the other team's zone. For the 3rd line you absolutely need offense, that's why the people arguing all season what a great 3rd line C Boyle is are hilarious.

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