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10-13-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by savebyrichter420 View Post
Why do people always claim this when someone critiques a player they like. It's a poor defensive tactic used to deflect blame away from the player and from yourself for taking it too personal. You see it all the time around here, same thing happened with Zuc in the PGT.

Just because he doesn't like how Boyle is playing or being used doesn't mean he thinks those other guys are Gretzky, Howe and Messier. It's immature, you know what they say about those who assume.
I'm not really deflecting anything. My argument is the same as a number of other posters here, who have consistently recognized that Boyle fills a role, and he does it better than many others around him. I'm not taking it personally. What I see is criticism of Boyle's offensive game. It's a misguided critique to be hearing ad nauseum through the season, which is what always happens.
Howe? Messier? Where did that come from?
Boyle is a very good fourth line player. If he were traded right now, I wonder who would take his place.

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