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Dan Boyle – still a good point man.
Early yesterday, it was noted that the San Jose Sharks are open to dealing a defenseman as long as they get a forward in return. Dan Boyle’s name immediately popped up, and the Rangers were a team already linked to the Sharks due to this defensive surplus. In a previous post, I discussed the potential defensemen the Rangers may target, and specifically focused on Douglass Murray. In the original post, Boyle wasn’t up for consideration because his contract is not expiring after this season.
Before we get into why Boyle likely won’t be destined for Broadway, let’s acknowledge that Boyle would be a welcomed addition to the Rangers. He’s a big body who is defensively capable and, most importantly, is a guy with a ton of powerplay experience who can quarterback the fledging unit. If the Rangers are truly looking for a point man, then Boyle is their guy. The fact that he actually hits people and plays decent defense is a bonus.
But, as mentioned above,...
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From TSN’s Darren Dreger, via CSN’s Kevin Kurz comes this tidbit about the Sharks potentially getting active before the well-early of the April 3 trade deadline:
Trade speculation is beginning to heat up around the National Hockey League, particularly with those teams that are floundering a little bit. The San Jose Sharks got a big win over the St. Louis Blues Tuesday, but speculation...
from Kevn Kurz of CNSBayArea,
“Depending on who you talk to, there are teams that say some big names are potentially in play,” Dreger said of the Sharks. “Certainly the Sharks are willing to consider just about anything. San Jose is willing to part with a defenseman – Dan Boyle's name, believe it or not, has been thrown out there – but they would need to get a...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tim Kennedy and the San Jose Sharks were happy to end their long winless streak.
Kennedy scored on a wobbling shot in the third period and Antti Niemi made 25 saves to help the Sharks end a seven-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
The seven-game streak was the Sharks' longest since a 10-game run Nov. 5-30, 2005.