Thread: Player Discussion: Brian Boyle
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04-23-2013, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Thats a classic non-sequitur.

The fact of the matter is that neither player brings much to the offense. So, considering the premium put on offense on this board, why is Dorsett a better option on the 3rd line than Boyle?

My point is - given the parameters as I understand them around here - neither should be on the 3rd line.
Dorsett was on pace for 30 points in 82 games this season before his injury. That's a good 3rd liner, especially with the added toughness and physical play he can provide on the forecheck.

Boyle was on pace for 10 points in 82 games. With his face-off % and great PK ability, plus his hitting and the fact that he adds some toughness (despite what the haters say) and size he is the ideal 4th liner.

Originally Posted by Bob Richards View Post
I just find this hyperbolic, though.

Boyle is a solid 4th line player being overused and having a pretty crappy year in a season where virtually everyone is having a crappy year.

I'd go as far as saying that unless your name is Nash, Stepan, Lundqvist or Stralman, you're probably having an up and down season.
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