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02-14-2013, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
Boyle is also a very good skater for a huge man, yet I see people mention how bad his skating is. Skating is quite different for big men, as you say.
There are so few players Boyle's size that is hard to get a good read. Most of the guys his size are goons that cannot get a regular shift so I think they should be discounted.

I'd say Chara, Myers, Pronger, Hedman and Antropov are all better skaters while he is better than Hal GIll. I haven't seen enough of guys like Jeff Schultz, Andy Sutton and Ryan O'Brien to place them.

But Boyle imo is certainly not a very good skater for his size. At best he is average for his size but he's a poor skater no matter how you cut it, minus the year following his power skating.

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