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#17 Dustin Boyd 2010-11


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I wasn't around when the trade was announced, but I'm liking this signing. I don't follow the Flames, but living in Calgary, I've heard a lot of good things about Boyd during his time here. I don't think he has the same potential for offense that SK did (I was really high on SK, but he and the team really needed to part ways), but Boyd seems to be a better fit for this team at this point in time.

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I wasn't around when the trade was announced, but I'm liking this signing. I don't follow the Flames, but living in Calgary, I've heard a lot of good things about Boyd during his time here. I don't think he has the same potential for offense that SK did (I was really high on SK, but he and the team really needed to part ways), but Boyd seems to be a better fit for this team at this point in time.

Agreed, he's not nearly as talented as Sergei was but he's a serviceable player and atleast we salvaged something useful from the whole Sergei soap opera.

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A fantastic signing! filling a spot left by Metro.He could fill a spot for years to come. A Defence minded forward on a Defence minded team. I think we will see him re-signed longer by the end of 2011 season. He can be that 3rd liner, shut down liner or a grind liner, and at his age who knows? No, he cannot fly like Lafleur,but the world needs Gainey's too!

Welcome to the Habs Dusin!

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A fantastic signing! filling a spot left by Metro.He could fill a spot for years to come. A Defence minded forward on a Defence minded team. I think we will see him re-signed longer by the end of 2011 season. He can be that 3rd liner, shut down liner or a grind liner, and at his age who knows? No, he cannot fly like Lafleur,but the world needs Gainey's too! Welcome to the Habs Dusin!

So when are we inducting Dustin into the Hall of fame?

I'm almost excited about him. I don't know how effective a grinder he is, but the reality is that he is filling a spot for less money, like you said. I am a little upset too because I wish things with Sergei would have worked out. And if there were no problems with SK, there is no way this trade would be worth it.

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So when are we inducting Dustin into the Hall of fame?

I'm almost excited about him. I don't know how effective a grinder he is, but the reality is that he is filling a spot for less money, like you said. I am a little upset too because I wish things with Sergei would have worked out. And if there were no problems with SK, there is no way this trade would be worth it.

Well the problems with Sergei go well beyond attitudes real or perceived...Instead of having an 18 point producing, out of place looking Sergei Kostitsyn on your 3rd line; you now have a 25 point producing Dustin Boyd on your 3rd line who both better understands and fits into that 3rd line role....To me that makes the trade worth while.

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Well the problems with Sergei go well beyond attitudes real or perceived...Instead of having an 18 point producing, out of place looking Sergei Kostitsyn on your 3rd line; you now have a 25 point producing Dustin Boyd on your 3rd line who both better understands and fits into that 3rd line role....To me that makes the trade worth while.

So are you guaranteeing that next year Sergei scores 18 points and Dustin 25? Man you are blessed.

GP G A P +/-

Boyd

NHL TOTALS 210 31 31 62 -11

SK

NHL TOTALS 155 24 44 68 +10

I think we lost an excellent future player in Sergei, but I do have hopes for Boyd, but I think you will see him centre the fourth line, because if Eller is the other bottom 6 centre, then he will outshine Boyd as the season goes. imo.

also, Sergei fits very well the third line role. His play in his own end and penalty killing almost made up for his lack of production last year I thought. It's just a real shame it didn't work out, you can't convince me otherwise, and the numbers convince me further. But like I said, I am ready to turn the page and cheer on Dustin Boyd

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well he might not score 50 goals but he isn't afraid to drop the gloves thats for sure. Just youtube him and he has a nice bunch of fight vids

He isn't afraid of dropping the gloves? He has one fighting major in 219 NHL games including the play-offs. He had none in 95 AHL games. Yeah he had 6 fights back in the juniors but that's about it. In his only NHL fight he picked or was being picked by the most dangerous enforcer in all of hockey, Andrew Cogliano who has also only 1 fight in the NHL. Even AK 46 has one more fight than Boyd. I'm not saying he is a bad or useless player. But he is no fighter.

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So are you guaranteeing that next year Sergei scores 18 points and Dustin 25? Man you are blessed.

GP G A P +/-

Boyd

NHL TOTALS 210 31 31 62 -11

SK

NHL TOTALS 155 24 44 68 +10

I think we lost an excellent future player in Sergei, but I do have hopes for Boyd, but I think you will see him centre the fourth line, because if Eller is the other bottom 6 centre, then he will outshine Boyd as the season goes. imo.

also, Sergei fits very well the third line role. His play in his own end and penalty killing almost made up for his lack of production last year I thought. It's just a real shame it didn't work out, you can't convince me otherwise, and the numbers convince me further. But like I said, I am ready to turn the page and cheer on Dustin Boyd

If I were blessed, I wouldn't have a crooked foot...Or maybe I would...see, It's all about perception...You perceive Kostitsyn as being an answer to our problems,yet here we are, with not Sergei as the answer but Dustin, and why? Because Sergei failed to provide us with an answer...In fact, he left us with more questions than answers...So here we are left with the question: Dustin can you fill the void on our 3rd line? Give his previous track record, I imagine the answer is yes...

Sure, Sergei looks better on paper but we have failed to answer whether or not he's the better fit...It's a question that most likely won't be answered til the games are played...Until then, to say we lost an excellent player is an overstatement at best.

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If I were blessed, I wouldn't have a crooked foot...Or maybe I would...see, It's all about perception...You perceive Kostitsyn as being an answer to our problems,yet here we are, with not Sergei as the answer but Dustin, and why? Because Sergei failed to provide us with an answer...In fact, he left us with more questions than answers...So here we are left with the question: Dustin can you fill the void on our 3rd line? Give his previous track record, I imagine the answer is yes...

Sure, Sergei looks better on paper but we have failed to answer whether or not he's the better fit...It's a question that most likely won't be answered til the games are played...Until then, to say we lost an excellent player is an overstatement at best.

I never said Sergei was the answer to anything, and I said we lost a player who I believe will be quite good. I understand Boyd's developement is not yet complete, but my hopes are not terribly high. A more offensive minded player would have been a better trade imo, of course I have no idea the offers, or lack there of.

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I never said Sergei was the answer to anything, and I said we lost a player who I believe will be quite good. I understand Boyd's developement is not yet complete, but my hopes are not terribly high. A more offensive minded player would have been a better trade imo, of course I have no idea the offers, or lack there of.

Sk had zero value we are lucky Nashville gave us anything for him.

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He isn't afraid of dropping the gloves? He has one fighting major in 219 NHL games including the play-offs. He had none in 95 AHL games. Yeah he had 6 fights back in the juniors but that's about it. In his only NHL fight he picked or was being picked by the most dangerous enforcer in all of hockey, Andrew Cogliano who has also only 1 fight in the NHL. Even AK 46 has one more fight than Boyd. I'm not saying he is a bad or useless player. But he is no fighter.

sorry i was thinking of the guy we picked up with eller Ian Schultz.

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also, Sergei fits very well the third line role. His play in his own end and penalty killing almost made up for his lack of production last year I thought. It's just a real shame it didn't work out, you can't convince me otherwise, and the numbers convince me further. But like I said, I am ready to turn the page and cheer on Dustin Boyd

i think the major difference is that boyd knows hes a 3rd line guy and sk seemed to act like or think he deserved to be at least in the top 6 no matter what

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i think the major difference is that boyd knows hes a 3rd line guy and sk seemed to act like or think he deserved to be at least in the top 6 no matter what

I guess he looked at what Latendresse accomplished in Minny and he probably thought the coach just cant see out of his *** to know he's top 6 potential. :P

I think Boyd will work harder than SK did, I know talent wise, we haven't really seen what Boyd can do. I hope he's the player what everyone says he is, we'll need all the hard workers we can get on the roster than just skaters. Can't wait what Boyd will bring on the table this season. I got no high expectations since it was SK we traded for him. We'll see during the season ;)

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i think the major difference is that boyd knows hes a 3rd line guy and sk seemed to act like or think he deserved to be at least in the top 6 no matter what

SK74 had the potential to be a top 6 guy but didn't have the attitude. That said, I don't think he did any worse than Latendresse, Pouliot, AK or Ryder when he got his rare chances. It was a mix of a guy not wanting to earn his minutes and a coach who had already made up his mind on a player and didn't care to help him succeed. Boyd seems like he's the type of guy who'll come in with a much better attitude and who won't be expected to contribute big minutes or points. He'll be able to play within the confines of his abilities and that will help him relative to the expectations placed on Sergei.

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If he can prove himself in Nashville SK can be on the same line as Legwand. And finally be a top-six forward. Maybe he'd score 30, 40, even 50 points.

As for Boyd, can he be an effective, 25-point enforcer? Or he is a 4th-line center player that can play physically without being an enforcer?

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If he can prove himself in Nashville SK can be on the same line as Legwand. And finally be a top-six forward. Maybe he'd score 30, 40, even 50 points.

As for Boyd, can he be an effective, 25-point enforcer? Or he is a 4th-line center player that can play physically without being an enforcer?

He's not an enforcer, not by any stretch of the imagination. He's a grinder with some decent skill, who lacks the consistency to do anything more than the odd top-six shift. His youtube fight looked great, but it was against Cogliano, and that was Cog's first fight in the NHL.

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