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09-27-2013, 04:34 PM
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I inadvertently won over Bardof's heart. What have I done?

I wouldn't and didn't mind Boyle on our team last year. Our bottom 6 were just a collection of role players each doing their own thing. Boyle was fine then. Boyle was good then. Not great but acceptable for what he brings on the PK and playing Stone Age defense.

We have enough balanced offense in our top 9 and enough intent to play offense all through out. Boyle is an offense black hole. He can't pass, he can't possess, he can't force turnovers well without a dominant puck retriever, he can't do anything offensive and his tips and net front whacks are so bad. The energy line? He's no physical presence, he falls down, he doesn't deliver useful hits without falling over himself. Plus, he's slow. Speed and pressuring with physicality is what creates energy and momentum. He's not that. He can't fight or protect guys either. If we keep him in the lineup on a consistent basis, we're going to be stuck with a 2 line team again.

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