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04-04-2013, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Does it matter what they wanted him to be? I am sure the Kings wanted Boyle to be more than a 3rd/4th liner. That doesn't matter to the Rangers.

So you are talking less about his offensive output and more about his 2-way game. I can agree with that because I think offensively, he will be fine as a 2c.
Not quite. I don't think Derick Brassard should be a 2C on any contending team, rather he could be one on a consistent bottom feeder (like Columbus). I also don't think his defense is good enough to fill the philosophy on a Tortorella run team, need to be good defensively to be a 3C. Brassard would be a perfect 3C on a team like Detroit that used to run 3 scoring lines and one checking line. He'd fill in as their Hudler role.

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