Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 4/18/12
If you hang out around hockey rinks long enough you always encounter guys who played at a pretty high level, but could never make that jump to the pros either due to some unfortunate injury or because they were told they didn’t have the size. Although NHL forwards are getting smaller, the fact of the matter is there are thousands of players who have to walk away from their pro hockey aspirations every year because they “just weren’t big enough.” Then you have a guy like Brian Boyle, who in skates is a towering 6’7. The narrative for the 27 year old has always been the opposite. Yea he’s big, but what else can he contribute? Well ladies and gents, we are starting to see what exactly Brian can do when he uses his colossal size to his advantage. In the past 12 games Brian Boyle has scored 8 goals. That is a pace this man has not seen before, even looking back at last year when he potted 21 goals. Boyle is getting it done simply because he is using his size and strength to out-match his defenders.
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