Thread: Brian Boyle
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04-11-2013, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I conclude 2 things. The Rangers PP was horrendous before the trade, and you just dont like Brian Boyle.

You can cherrypick similar stats to every Rangers players regarding the PP - ya know why? Because it stunk.

Its looked better lately with Boyle on it, so Im not ready to mess with it yet. Maybe thats because the mere mention of Boyle's name doesnt make me go crazy.
Ok, I'm cherrypicking stats. How about the stat the Brian Boyle has been on the ice for less than 10 New York Rangers goals this entire season? That's not enough from a third line player.

I don't like Brian Boyle - third liner, and every situation man. I do like Brian Boyle - fourth liner and PK specialist. It's not Boyle's fault that Torts overuses him, I also dislike Torts. I feel the evidence is there though to conclude that Brian Boyle does not help this team night in and night out as a third liner. I know we all have a problem with the +/- statistic, but Boyle is a team worst -13.

Originally Posted by Senorchris View Post
Please correct me if my math is wonky (still early here), but that's 2 goals per 9 power play opportunities, or a 22.2% power play conversion rate. If that was our PP%, it'd be 5th in the NHL at this moment, tied with Edmonton.

Was the point you were trying to make that we should play Boyle on the power play more? Because it sure didn't sound like it.
No, that math is correct, but I think it's counter-intuitive to view it in that light. The anamoly of Brian Boyle's power play experience is the Pittsburgh game which has contributed to the two power play goals Boyle has been on the ice for this season.

I don't suspect anyone believes that if Boyle was on the ice for 18 straight (rounding) power play minutes, the Rangers would walk away with 2 goals. As I said, I thought the number of total power play time for Boyle would be way higher, and was surprised it was as low as it is.

With that though, comes the view that Brian Boyle has logged 11 power play minutes in April, and his stock is on the rise with the coaching staff when he is ALREADY playing above his level on the third line. The only movement on the depth chart Boyle should see is down, and for some reason, he's trending up.

To the person who brought up Richards, this is the Boyle thread. Richards takes a ton of flak from the fan base here on HF, but you're seeing a lot of Boyle discussion, because this is the Boyle thread

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