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01-13-2014, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by kenjets36 View Post
Boyle the one to go...

He's like 4th in the league in faceoffs, on our first PK unit, and regularly slotted up lines when we need a spot player throughout the game.

AV trusts him. He's thriving under AV. Mutually beneficial relationship. He's not going.
Boyle is not even top 10

following players are all better than Boyle:

Vermette - 56.7
Bergeron - 60.9
Toews - 57.0
M. Koivu - 55.7 (almost identical but, Koivu has twice as many face-offs taken total)
Gordon - 58.1
Spezza - 56.5
Gaustad - 59.4
Cullen - 57.7
Malhotra - 59.7
Kruger - 56.3
Sobotka - 62.1
Peverley - 59.4

These are all players that have better percentages and all of them have taken more face offs than Boyle.

Guys that have taken fewer F/O's than Boyle but better %'s are:

Jamie Benn, Adam Hall, Joe Vitale, Zenon Konopka (both Vitale and Konopka are at 63% and 64% respoectively), Joe Beagle,

Winning faces off's are important and I would look like a complete ass if I didn't admit that he's the teams best guy for that one particular job.

But we have enough PK'ers and Boyle adds nothing else to the line up.

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