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05-02-2013, 12:35 PM
Mittelstadt Nemesis
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Originally Posted by trench23 View Post
i read this board daily/religiously, and don't post here often - but i felt this was necessary to comment on...
I can't beleive the hate for Boyle on this board. I am not a Boyle fan, but he gives 100%, and was playing well prior to the injury. I think the expectations were set too high when he potted his 16. Hes not an offensive player, never will be.
Hes a perfect 4th line guy, who can do a "good" job on the 3rd line. Better than Pyatt I beleive. Boyle adds more grit, speed, forechecking than Pyatt does - at least this season (I will give Pyatt the benefit of the doubt since its a new system in a shortened season).

I think most of this board just hears one person bash a guy for a stretch of games, and everyone plays pile on.
Prior to the injury, Boyle was providing physicality, grit and energy on a team that lacked it.

It was like this with Dubinsky last year, and I didn't understand it then either. Even less so with Boyle, because he isn't exactly killing us in the salary cap department. He's done a lot more for us than Pyatt has, for example. It will help tohave him back.

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