tfrizz wrote:GreenBlood10 wrote:Ill be honest. I never have high expectations for players claimed off waivers, but I am really liking what I am seeing from Boychuk. The last two claims have shown flashes of the offensive upside he is suppose to have and I could definitely see him sticking around and building even better chemistry with this line.
I think the big thing for Boychuk is that he's being given an opportunity, which is influencing his confidence. I believe his games with Carolina were mostly trying to fit him into 3rd and 4th line roles, and that didn't work out.
AlexPKeaton wrote:Tico Rick wrote:It's funny how people think Boychuk, at age 23, can't improve his game, yet don't want to lose Tangradi because they think that, at age 24, he's bound to get better.
You can't teach speed. Look at Dupuis. No hands, but his speed and hockey smarts has gained him a very solid NHL career and a job with the best center in the league. Now look at Tangradi. No speed, no hockey smarts (can't PK like Adams or Glass), not even a mean streak to earn a 4th line spot. Send that no talent scrub philly native back to bouncing at bars where he belongs. He brings nothing, and will never develop into anything except head bouncer.
Defence21 wrote:brwi wrote:Defence21 wrote:Luckybreak wrote:Really liked what I saw, speed, hustle, hits, shots. In addition the bottom 6 were stable and performed far better as such. If Boychuck keeps it up this could be a great addition GMRS.
It's funny how an 8-page thread bashing him suddenly gets quiet after people watch him play. Kudos to you for pointing out his good game.
It's funny how after one game Boychuk is considered a solid NHL player when he's never shown that whatsoever to those who have seen him play before.
I hope the guy lights the scoreboard up and plays great hockey like I do anyone that puts on the Penguins' jersey. That said, it takes more than one game people.
Want to know how I know he had a good game? This thread came to a halt. I actually came here to see if people were complimenting his game, knowing full well they wouldn't be.
Instead of saying he had a good game, we get the "I saw him play so I know what will definitely happen" responses. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion -- but don't try to act like you want him to succeed when you've barraged him so much that I could swear he personally wronged you in the past.
Idoit40fans wrote:The way he's playing, i like him a lot. If the lines cool off and a shuffle needs to happen, i'd be interested in switching him and Kunitz at some point too.
Idoit40fans wrote:Yeah, I know he doesn't have the mobility, thats why I'd be interested in seeing Boychuk with Crosby. Then all of the people clamoring for Kunitz to go back with Malkin and Neal could shut up.