Just how bad does Boyle have to suck...
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10-13-2013, 03:16 PM
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Boyle's cap hit is actually modest when you consider he'd be a perennial Selke candidate if he had better wheels.
Boyle is not bad. The fact that he plays 16:00 per-night speaks more to quality of our forwards than to him being a favorite. Scarily enough, he isn't being overused--it's that no one else combines size with drive and some kind of instinct.
Brian Boyle has been proving to be a top forward for us...
Sorry to pick on you, but this "Selke" BS on this friggin board is out of control and it needs to stop. Selke candidates shut dudes down and contribute in all three zones. Boyle contributes in one area of the ice -- his own dots to his goal line (a whopping 15 feet of ice), and even there, he struggles with coverage and clearing.
Blocking shots and winning 55 pct of face offs doesn't make you a Selke candidate. Being a thorn in opposing offenses sides, to the point where the other coach's forced to match lines to avoid him.
Name me one friggin coach who purposely tries to keep his threats away from Boyle.
Selke candidates are smart. Boyle could be Cournoyer in his prime and still not sniff a Selke.
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