Thread: Player Discussion: Brian Boyle
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04-11-2013, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
Fact is, there are more than a few underachievers on this Rangers team this year. This was a team that was supposed to challenge for tops in the east, fighting for a playoff spot.

Brian Boyle IS one of those players. Not because his stat line doesn't appropriately display what kind of player he is (because it does), but because of the ROLE Torts has him playing. He's not living up to that ROLE.
I think that's a creative definition of underachieving, but anyways, I disagree that Boyle's stat line this season reflects what he is.

Boyle's ESP/60 the past three seasons:
2012-13: 0.56
2011-12: 1.43
2010-11: 1.47

I know there are many who will have us believe that those 164 games were an anomaly and these 36 games reflects a return to his natural state, but I don't think that's true.

Of course that's only even strength that he's struggling, you've already demonstrated that he's been a beast on the PP .

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