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Brian Boyle Traded to the Rangers for a 3rd Round Pick in 2010

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06-28-2009, 07:48 AM
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Taylor had very few middle of the round guys. He either drafted core guys (Frolov, Brown, Kopitar, Cammalleri) or total flops (Tukonen, Boyle, Tambellini, Karlsson, Zultek, Biron etc)

Taylor and Al Murray's obsession with big project players really doomed the Kings. Especially with the new rules and the game opening up. Lets just be thankful that the Rangers picked Jessiman ahead of us in 2003, I'm pretty sure DT would have snatched up Jessiman over Brown.

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06-28-2009, 07:23 PM
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Boyle Thinks He's A Highly-Skilled Finesse Player with Speed

Boyle's problem is that he thinks he's a highly-skilled finesse player who can beat players wide with speed. After all, that's what he did at lower levels. He never had to use his greatest gifts, size and strength, to create offense.

Well, he does now. He does not have the speed or skill to consistently beat defensemen wide at the NHL level. He's going to have to learn to be a much more physical player, a more intense competitor, if he ever expects to secure a spot on any NHL team's roster.

Based on my conversations with him over the last two years, I have serious doubts that he'll ever figure that out.

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06-28-2009, 07:32 PM
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Jerry York, his coach in Boston, was also critical of Boyle and his play when he was at BC. Boyle was a project coming out of HS and he still appears to have stuck to those habits that made him successful against teenagers.

I was hoping he'd turn the corner and develop into a Keith Primeau or Joel Otto type center but he doesn't have that fire or passion inside. Unfortunately things like that can't be coached. You either have it or you don't.

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06-29-2009, 12:51 AM
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I'll always remember him for that hit on Phaneuf. Sadly there was little else to remember him by. Hope he pans out in NY.

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06-29-2009, 03:41 PM
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sad to see him go...but he was always a longshot
?? How is a #26 overall a longshot?

I thought BB would make an impact here, but it is time to move on.

He had a few sweet goals in his short stint here 2 years ago, so I assumed he'd make the team last year. Like others have posted, a lack of desire seems to be his undoing ....

Good luck BB, just do NOT turn into a 30-goal scorer in NY.

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06-29-2009, 04:22 PM
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Jerry York, his coach in Boston, was also critical of Boyle and his play when he was at BC. Boyle was a project coming out of HS and he still appears to have stuck to those habits that made him successful against teenagers.

I was hoping he'd turn the corner and develop into a Keith Primeau or Joel Otto type center but he doesn't have that fire or passion inside. Unfortunately things like that can't be coached. You either have it or you don't.
I seem to recall an interview many years back where Boyle talked about how the vast size difference between him and the other high school players caused him to get penalized by the officials whenever he would try to play physical with a hit. It could have become a habit to play softer if that was the only way to stay on the ice.

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All I wanted for us to do was put Boyle on TOP-6 LW and give him a chance to score there.

If the Rangers do that, they may have a scorer on their hands, and we'll look like fools.

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06-29-2009, 09:18 PM
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All I wanted for us to do was put Boyle on TOP-6 LW and give him a chance to score there.

If the Rangers do that, they may have a scorer on their hands, and we'll look like fools.
Until teams get physical with him.

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Until teams get physical with him.
Maybe that will force him to get physical too. Sink or swim time, Brian. Actually, it was sink or swim time six months ago.

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06-30-2009, 11:00 AM
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Maybe that will force him to get physical too. Sink or swim time, Brian. Actually, it was sink or swim time six months ago.
He can also float.

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For a player who 6'7" he is soft......but lets not act like he is the softest player in the league.

He dropped the gloves and had some nice goals.

Unless he was looking for a raise, we should have kept him.

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For a player who 6'7" he is soft......but lets not act like he is the softest player in the league.

He dropped the gloves and had some nice goals.

Unless he was looking for a raise, we should have kept him.
I would have given him another shot as well, actually. But it seems that Lombardi would rather have a mid-3rd round pick to find someone less frustrating to work on.

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soft? I hope not, more of which we def. do not need.

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06-30-2009, 04:31 PM
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soft? I hope not, more of which we def. do not need.
Think Eric Daze not Keith Primeau.

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soft? I hope not, more of which we def. do not need.
He's like a towel that just came out of the dryer with 5 snuggle dryer sheets

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He's like a towel that just came out of the dryer with 5 snuggle dryer sheets
New Yorkers will be familiar with this guy,

Brian Boyle =

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