Not to hate on Dan Boyle as a player, but how would he really help the wings besides make us draft a few positions higher and help make 1/10th of his contract by making us out in 5 games in the first round instead of 4.
I have seen them as one of our best trading partners, because they have pieces that fit well for us, and our pieces could fit well for them. But this West vs. West thing has prevented all the ideas before they were born. I hope our move to East open the phone lane again.
I wouldn't mind it if Boyle was a UFA at the end of the season. But him having another year on his contract is no good. I think he could (like Visnovsky) give the lockerroom another veteran defensmen to help Kindl and Smith along. Plus being a righty helps out, and I think he could be an older improvement on White.