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11-10-2010, 01:52 PM
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Well, Prospal is a ways off it seems, right? So if Boyle continues to play well over the next month, I have a hard time believing Torts would just give big minutes to an old Prospal over him.

He never used Drury right on the PP as it is, so who knows on him. LOL.
Right, but think about it:

Dubi - Cally - Gabby
Fro - Artie - Boyle/Avery/Prospal/Fed/Drury?

There's no telling who goes where. Gabby's return shifts one player, and then it creates a logjam.

EDIT: Those aren't lines, just examples. Also, include Stepan in the equation as someone looking for PP time.


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11-10-2010, 03:25 PM
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Boyle has improved because he took lessons from a Canadian figure skating instructor/pro last Summer . Now he can skate so much better ! What I have liked so far is that he is also using his size along the boards and he will drop his gloves if he has to do so...like in the Del Zotto case last night . Confidence goes a long ways...keep it up Brian Boyle !

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11-10-2010, 04:21 PM
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Boyle has improved because he took lessons from a Canadian figure skating instructor/pro last Summer . Now he can skate so much better ! What I have liked so far is that he is also using his size along the boards and he will drop his gloves if he has to do so...like in the Del Zotto case last night . Confidence goes a long ways...keep it up Brian Boyle !
i disagree, while i think his skating has most definitely improved to me the biggest difference is his aggression. hes being proactive, making hits instead of just absorbing them, defending teammates, driving the net, etc. instead of being a perimeter big man hes playing like a power forward.

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Guys, guys, we have no need to fight over WHY he has improved, it is the fact he HAS that makes it a wonderful thing.

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Any predictions for the next game guys? Realistic, of course. Perhaps his first A on the season? Maybe him and Dubi on PK could spark something up? I'm curious. He's on fire. When I watch him my eyes burn.

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Boyle will light up Enroth like a Christmas tree. He'll score 1 PP goal, 1 ES goal, 1 SH goal, 1 PS goal, and 1 EN goal.

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11-10-2010, 10:41 PM
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Guys, guys, we have no need to fight over WHY he has improved, it is the fact he HAS that makes it a wonderful thing.
Word. Boogaard wants us to call him "Boyler" btw.

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Can't help but think that Boyle's future is on the wings. If he can develop into a legit 20 goal player, his size alone will make him dangerous.

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Apologies if this has been posted before...


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I'm to start a "Brian Boyle is the new Rich Peverley" thread on the main boards. Come join the fun.

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11-11-2010, 01:18 AM
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Can't help but think that Boyle's future is on the wings. If he can develop into a legit 20 goal player, his size alone will make him dangerous.
I agree completely Edge. I said earlier in this thread a couple of pages ago that I thought the move to wing would give him the same boost I see in Dubinsky(although I don't think his ceiling is as high). It would simplify his game and let him concentrate on driving the net, forehecking and his board play which are what he is good at anyways.

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I agree completely Edge. I said earlier in this thread a couple of pages ago that I thought the move to wing would give him the same boost I see in Dubinsky(although I don't think his ceiling is as high). It would simplify his game and let him concentrate on driving the net, forehecking and his board play which are what he is good at anyways.
I asked this same question in GDT against the Caps. Glad to see I'm not the only one thinking like this

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I wanna see a line like this: Boyle-Christensen-Gaborik

Make the other lines: Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Frolov-Stepan-Fedotenko
Avery-White-Prust

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I wanna see a line like this: Boyle-Christensen-Gaborik

Make the other lines: Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Frolov-Stepan-Fedotenko
Avery-White-Prust
I like the look of this.....but i would have the white line as our third and the stepan as our fourth

Edit: to start

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I have to say, I was a huge critic of Boyle. He's really making me eat my hat this season and I couldn't be happier about it. It's kinda scary thinking where we'd be without our 4th line center this season, because he really has been that phenomenal for us.

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It will be interesting to see just how far Boyle can take his play. There's really not too many players who have his combination of size and a potential ability. While it's not star potential, he has put up solid numbers at every level in which he has played. At 6'7, he was obviously going to take longer to put everything together. But I don't think 20-25 goals and 4o-50 points is beyond his potential. Could be interesting.

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It will be interesting to see just how far Boyle can take his play. There's really not too many players who have his combination of size and a potential ability. While it's not star potential, he has put up solid numbers at every level in which he has played. At 6'7, he was obviously going to take longer to put everything together. But I don't think 20-25 goals and 4o-50 points is beyond his potential. Could be interesting.
I definitely think there's room to grow, and certainly so if his ice time and responsibility grows. One thing that his size allows him is ample room out there on the ice. His improved skating has really helped him on the forecheck. He's now agile enough to get around defenders trying to slow him down, and his size probably deters them from trying very hard. He's looked great this year.

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11-14-2010, 12:57 PM
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boogard eminger and sauer should all hire this woman that coached boyle.....his speed has improved greatly allowing him to be in better positions, his balance has improved which is allowing him to be strong on the puck and has helped improve his shot. boyle really proved that has what it takes between his ears to remain in the nhl. good for him.

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It will be interesting to see just how far Boyle can take his play. There's really not too many players who have his combination of size and a potential ability. While it's not star potential, he has put up solid numbers at every level in which he has played. At 6'7, he was obviously going to take longer to put everything together. But I don't think 20-25 goals and 4o-50 points is beyond his potential. Could be interesting.
I think the one big thing that could keep him from that is that he's not terribly good at distributing the puck. Controlling it along the boards? Yes. Good shot? Yes. Being creative at all? Not really...

Doesn't mean he's a dumb player or not good, but I don't see him really looking for his linemates or things like that, so it might be hard to get assists

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I think the one big thing that could keep him from that is that he's not terribly good at distributing the puck. Controlling it along the boards? Yes. Good shot? Yes. Being creative at all? Not really...

Doesn't mean he's a dumb player or not good, but I don't see him really looking for his linemates or things like that, so it might be hard to get assists
its because hes really a winger. at least IMHO.

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This is what you get if you have some patient. Boyle was -- to be honest -- very avg for a 4th line center last season.

But a year in NY, some confidence and time -- he becomes another player. You just don't get someone like Boyle, or another example, someone like Lisin -- and expect to win the lottery from day 1. Slats does that way too often. Fortunate enough, we didn't have options for Boyle, he was given another year -- and now he looks pretty decent.

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This is what you get if you have some patient. Boyle was -- to be honest -- very avg for a 4th line center last season.

But a year in NY, some confidence and time -- he becomes another player. You just don't get someone like Boyle, or another example, someone like Lisin -- and expect to win the lottery from day 1. Slats does that way too often. Fortunate enough, we didn't have options for Boyle, he was given another year -- and now he looks pretty decent.
Except Lisin is hockey-retarded. He's a perfect fit for the KHL.

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I'll admit, he's scaring my children. As if the Boogey man wasn't enough, now they have to worry about getting BOYLED!!!!!


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The Goal Machine strikes again!!!!

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