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02-27-2011, 11:48 PM
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He has never taken much more than 300 faceoffs in a year. Never higher than 6th in total faceoffs taken.

Hard time believing a center can take so few faceoffs

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Anyone have the scouting report on Boyes? What's his game like?
http://blues.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8468504

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Boyes plays wing??

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It's official. We're not done either. Obviously.

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He's under contract next year so that means COnnolly is definitely gone, unless you sign him mad cheap as a third line center, but I doubt it.

Roy + Boyes in top 6 = amazing! and for 4.0 mil a piece!

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TSN has it listed as a 3rd rounder on their tracker
They do have it as a 3rd, but the sabres twitter and numerous other places have it a 2nd. Let's hope TSN's the only right one!

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Saw on Twitter that he has 26 goals in his last 143 games... hmmm

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Richards anyone? still on the table?

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Anyone have a player comparison for him?
Yeah, he plays a lot like Brad Boyes who has almost 500 NHL games under his belt.

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He has never taken much more than 300 faceoffs in a year. Never higher than 6th in total faceoffs taken.

Hard time believing a center can take so few faceoffs
He's another winger who can play center kind of guy, so not ideal...but when the price is just a 2nd rounder? Hard not to get excited about that.

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Anyone have the scouting report on Boyes? What's his game like?
My best comparison to a Sabre would be Pominville. He's a bit of a streaky player, but not lazy. Decent skater, responsible defensively, plays on the right side, has a solid shot but has become more of a set-up guy over the last couple years. He won't wow you with any puck-handling skills or dekes, but he's a good complimentary player offensively, and works well with any type of forward.

He's really good in the slot when he gets himself open, and he can play center too (although I think his preferred position is wing).

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Richards anyone? still on the table?
Enough. We're most likely not gonna trade for him.

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Hey we finally got our man!

He was dealt in the 3 way Boyes/Jillson/CuBro trade.It has come full circle!

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Except Boyes is not a rental.
He's a $4-million cap hit which I guess matters to us now because we're spending to limit. It's fair chunk of the cap based on current skills. I don't mind the deal. He improves the team and I want to make the playoffs.
I hope there's more -- Liles.

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so who you think we will get 4 christmas next?

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He has never taken much more than 300 faceoffs in a year. Never higher than 6th in total faceoffs taken.


Hard time believing a center can take so few faceoffs
Stafford for an equivalent center now?

Boyes is not the answer at center

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classic tight-lipped darcy move. no one saw this one coming.

the best part about this whole thing: if regier trades connolly for a 2nd tomorrow, depending on where he goes, it's possible that the 2nd we'll receive will be better than the 2nd we just gave up.

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Blues fan here. He has been a solid assist man this year and that is absolutely it. Won't battle for pucks, won't play physical and forgot how to score. Also, his misses the net more than anyone on our team. Again, can pass and that's it. Good luck with him. and the rest of the season.

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Nice pick up by the sabres I think boyes will fit in well. Getting him for a 2nd is a steal.

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has scored 33+ goals in 3 different seasons...excellent trade. It will be nice to see what Darcy can conjure up when he's not working with his hands tied.

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He's another winger who can play center kind of guy, so not ideal...but when the price is just a 2nd rounder? Hard not to get excited about that.
I'm thinking out loud on this. He is listed as a LW and a center depending on the site. Just trying to hash out which

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He has never taken much more than 300 faceoffs in a year. Never higher than 6th in total faceoffs taken.

Hard time believing a center can take so few faceoffs
I think that's mostly because he was never given a good enough chance at center. His faceoff % has always been fair, usually around 45-50%, but he's always been on teams with solid center depth, so he's always sort of been pushed to the wing. I think his positioning is his stronger asset when he's in the middle, not his face-off ability. I recall last year, when Boyes and Backes would play on the same line, Backes would take the draws because he's the stronger player, but Boyes would take the center position after the draw for coverage and such.

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Stafford for an equivalent center now?

Boyes is not the answer at center
Connolly and a sweetener for Stoll

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Blues fan here. He has been a solid assist man this year and that is absolutely it. Won't battle for pucks, won't play physical and forgot how to score. Also, his misses the net more than anyone on our team. Again, can pass and that's it. Good luck with him. and the rest of the season.
Was it a chemistry problem? Could a change of scenary put him back on track?
(Serious question)

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Blues fan here. He has been a solid assist man this year and that is absolutely it. Won't battle for pucks, won't play physical and forgot how to score. Also, his misses the net more than anyone on our team. Again, can pass and that's it. Good luck with him. and the rest of the season.
Well sheeet.

Has to be better than Connolly.

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