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.

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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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