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Report: Rangers sign RFA Brian Boyle to a three-year contract

Posted By Carp On July 14, 2011 @ 4:38 pm In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 219 Comments

Andrew Gross is tweeting that the Rangers have avoided arbitration with restricted free agent Brian Boyle and signed him to a three-year contract worth $5.1 million or a cap hit of $1.7M per year.

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My take:

Though I’m sure the coach and the team and Boyle himself would like to see similar or more goal production, the fact of the matter is he’s become a good, solid hockey player and contributor on the ice and in the room.

So if he scores 14 and kills penalties well and checks the opponents’ top line and brings a physical presence, don’t go all nutso on him.

He might get more goals. He might not.


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