For many of us he was never a hero. Just a big bungling clod that played over his head from time to time. The effort is usually there; the execution rarely. Torts has protected this guy long enough as did Pruster. With #8 gone he is being exposed for the AHL player that he is. Get used to it.
Wow, you truly have no clue what you're talking about. Have you ever watched an AHL game?
I agree because to be benched you have to be playing and Boyle should never have been playing. Richards has been very lazy and although he is picking up points, there is no consistency. Halpern > Boyle. All we need to know now that we have other forward options.
Boyle is an NHL player. He should be playing like Halpern minutes, 4th line and PK. I see no issue with him being a player on a good nhl team. I feel that he could be greater used as a winger with his size on the forecheck. Take face off move to wing after the puck drops.
Honestly, now that I have thought of it more, I approve Boyles sitting.
Absolutely. He is - and I apologize - dumb as a mother****er.
Mentally slow ... again this is just about his hockey and maybe general IQ. Brain Boyle the dude is surely a funny guy to have around. Prust loved him ... watch the 24/7 tapes. They were roommates. And while Prust was getting up easily/professionally, Boyle was this morning lazy guy
Again no offense. ^^
Anyhow, this is a new team today. And I am very much looking forward to it.
I don't think Boyle is a bad player, an AHL player, or trade fodder.
But right now, he is not playing as well as he needs to in order to be in this lineup.
We know Torts. He's going to put out the twelve forwards he thinks is going to give them the best chance to win. Miller came out and earned his second game. Halpern earned his spot. Kreider earned his spot. Cally is coming back, and is the 4th best forward on the team, so you know he's playing. Boyle hasn't looked engaged. Hopefully this wakes him up.
Honestly, I'm in shock at how this lineup looks. It looks GOOD. A lot depends on the play of a 19 year old in his 2nd NHL game, but if his first game is any indicator, it's a good thing.