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02-17-2013, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by EagleBelfour View Post
They bring pretty much exactly the same skillset, but Gonchar was a better offensive player, while Boyle was marginally the better defensive player. I wouldn't feel fully comfortable with having both of them in my top-4, although if I had to choose I would prefer Boyle. Phil Housley is pretty much in the same situation of those guys, although the spectrum of offense-defence is even worst. Better offensively than Gonchar, but also worst defensively.
Yeah , Gonchar does have more years of very good offense compare to Boyle , but as far as ''Overall Game'' I would give it to Boyle.He is a bit stronger defensively and definitely a better leader than Gonchar ever was.That doesn't mean Boyle had a better career but it means he had a better overall game , which is what Dreakmur tried to argue in favor of Gonchar.

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