Let's be honest, Boyle has no business being there with how he's played lately.
You beat me to it. I was gonna say that Boyle's current play doesn't even warrant him on the taxi squad. Most of those defensemen are great 2 way players so they don't really need an offensive guy with questionable defense. For the Sharks' sake, i hope Danny can turn it around because he's struggling offensively as well.
Among those ten players whose stock has risen for Sochi selection through play thus far....
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D, San Jose Sharks (Canada)
Vlasic has been outstanding for the San Jose Sharks, but more importantly for Team Canada is that he’s a left-handed shot whose play has separated him from a pack of other contenders. His play has put Team Canada's management in a real ... uh, bind.