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11-09-2010, 07:16 PM
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Brian "Gretzky" Boyle?

new nickname for boyle??

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How can you compare him to Gretzky? Don't you know that he's just as good, but also a foot taller? Don't be dissing Boyle here.

In all seriousness, he's easily the most improved player on the team, and his improvement is the most surprising too. He's much more than a 4th liner, that's for sure.

The guy is on pace for 40 goals this season. He won't score that much, but if he can manage to net 20 while playing on the 4th line, that's absolutely incredible. Even 15 goals would be amazing, and he's already almost half-way there.

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11-09-2010, 07:22 PM
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Brian Boyle scoring 7 goals in 15 games on the 4th line? Priceless

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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Brian Boyle from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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I've got some crow to eat. Going into the season I thought he'd never be much more than a 4th line center who is responsible defensively but who hasn't much upside and doesn't use his size.

He has really improved a lot, I really hope he can keep it up! Sorry Briand that I doubted you

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I hope Boyle is out there if the net is empty in the final minute. I would love to see him get a hat trick. Would be enormous not just for his confidence, but for other role players as well.

P.S. His skating coach just increased her fees to $50,000 an hour. Or at least she should. Her star just rose big time. If I were a professional hockey player, I would kidnap her and force her to train me non-stop all summer.

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Don't need no stinkin' assists.

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Gretzky had multiple goal games. Boyle HAS multiple goal games. Brian Gretzky Boyle ftw

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LOL @ comparing him to Gretzky. Brian Boyle is the essence of anything and everything. He is my God.

Boyle >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gretsky.

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LOL @ comparing him to Gretzky. Brian Boyle is the essence of anything and everything. He is my God.

Boyle >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gretsky.
does the NHL not have a similar policy to the NFL, banning internet posts by players during games?

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09/10 Boyle was the biggest "meh" I've ever seen. This season, the complete opposite.

Keep it up bro'.

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The beautiful thing is that both goals required real hands. These were not garbage goals. These were goal scorer's goals. Not dipsy-doodle goals, but those are some real hands. He's not looking like a 4th liner out there so far.

If he can score at a 0.2 goals per game pace from now on, he'll have 20 goals.

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LOL @ comparing him to Gretzky. Brian Boyle is the essence of anything and everything. He is my God.

Boyle >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gretsky.
Brian Boyle needs a need avatar.

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09/10 Boyle was the biggest "meh" I've ever seen. This season, the complete opposite.

Keep it up bro'.

To be honest, that's mostly our fault. Our other rookies like MDZ and AA got every excuse in the book for their bad or meh play. They were rookies, you see.

But Boyle too was a rookie. He was older than MDZ obviously, but still just 24 years old.

He deserved a Rookie Honeymoon instead of hate.

Boyle must've hated us as fans. He must've thought, "can I at least play half a season in the NHL before getting booed or what? How ridiculous are you people?"

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Boo, baby, Boo! Our 4th line is on fire!

When Gabby, Drury and Prospal went down, who'd have thunk that Boyle, Prust and Boo will pick up the slack.

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Here comes another one. Gretzky used to get hat tricks. Brian Gretzky Boyle will probably get about as many in his career.


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he is Lindros

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he is Lindros
... if he keeps scoring at a 40 goal pace.

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new nickname for boyle??
And hot on his heels is Derek "Jagr" Boogard ?

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... if he keeps scoring at a 40 goal pace.
LOL @ "if". He will. He'll be like Joe Malone almost 100 years ago. 44 goals, no assists.

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11-09-2010, 08:57 PM
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And hot on his heels is Derek "Jagr" Boogard ?
Stole the name out of my mind, man. People are gonna be watching this one for years.

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The size of Chara, the skating of Bure, the hockey sense of Gretzky, and the swagger of Kanye West.

But honestly...People really forgot last year how young he still was. He was far from fantastic last season but he was good killing penalties and was acceptable for a fourth line center. This year his game has really improved since his skating has been much better. I think people really sold him a little short.

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The nickname I'm using for him I stole from Gross I think. Plain and simple: Goal Machine

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11-09-2010, 10:18 PM
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Boyle is playing with a ton of confidence right now. He could still use his size and strength a little more to take the puck out of the corners / cycle and get it to the front of the net. He should watch some tapes of Flyer Lindros. ^_^

I think Boogard actually looked like Gretzky tonight, breaking in and BLASTING a perfect slap shot.

My dad and I were laughing hysterically when he scored. My dad was cracking up, saying how he couldn't skate anymore so he just decided to blast it.

He really leaned into it, though. Great shot. Happy for the big fella. Maybe he should play the point on the PP opposite Del Zotto.

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Boyle is playing with a ton of confidence right now.

If having confidence will cause him to score at a 0.5 goals per game, I will personally pay for his psychologist.

Good Boyle... gooood Boyle.... who's my Boyle?

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