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Slobberknocker
09-03-2014, 03:17 PM
"He's in control out there," notes St. Louis, who was Boyle's teammate in Tampa Bay from 2001-02 through 2007-08. "You want the puck on his stick because he can control the flow of the game, dictate whether we speed up or slow down, and then he makes such good decisions with the puck."

Adds Brassard, who has played against Boyle in his career, but will be his teammate for the first time this fall, "He dictates the pace of the game, and he's a real good puck-moving guy from the back end. He just makes such good, quick decisions out there. He's going to help us a lot this year."

Near identical answers from Boyle's new Ranger teammates, one veteran who knows him so well and has won a Stanley Cup championship with him, and the other from a younger player who has respected him from the other side of the ice for several years.

But does Boyle agree with their assessment?

"I like to change things up, not always give the same look or make the same play, especially on the power play," says the 38 year-old Boyle, who notched 12 goals and totaled 36 points with San Jose Sharks a year ago, with half of those goals and points coming on the power play. "I like to distribute the puck and get guys in position to make plays."


http://blueshirtsunited.com/posts/6506/dan-boyle-is-in-control#.VAdolaNAeos

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nice read. a puff piece but good none the less.

So Nashty
09-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Don't mean squat if it doesn't help the terrible PP.

Myusername
09-04-2014, 03:17 PM
Don't mean squat if it doesn't help the terrible PP.

Yet to be determined, but at least the above gives us some hope. It's rare that one person could turn a PP around anyway. Going to need more players to step up if our PP is to be taken seriously

lefty9
09-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Maybe he could bring something to the pp that Bad Richards was suppose to.