Boy is it good to see you goons again. Yes, I still exist and am still pushing content, albeit the podcast type, but that is for another day. Today I am back and I have an idea. Hear me out. Brain Boyle will be a Dallas Star next season.
When the stat-line popped up that Brian Boyle scored a goal in the World Championships against host country Latvia, the rusty wheels in the old ticker began to turn. Wouldn’t Boyle look good in victory green? I think so. Here is why.
Firstly, he’s affordable. Boyle was unsigned this season, but he still wants to play. Hence his involvement in the World Championship Tournament one would assume. Boyle is 36 years old and will be 37 in December. Add that to the fact that Boyle went unsigned last season, and it’s almost a guarantee he will accept the veteran minimum if a team like Dallas comes calling. At $750,000 you could easily shoe Boyle into a bottom line center position.
Secondly, Boyle is not one to be trifled with. Standing at 6 ft. 7 inches and weighing 244 pounds Boyle is not your prototypical build for a center. He brings a certain force to any team he skates with and has zero issue in standing up for anyone in the same jersey that he dons.
Simply put. The Stars can make this work. Boyle brings experience and a strong locker room presence at severely discounted rate. If Jim Nill is willing to bring in skaters like Mark Pysyk and Sami Vatanen, there is really no question that Boyle is a low risk/high reward signing. Add in the possibility of losing your one larger physical presence with Jamie Oleksiak, it makes sense.
The offseason has just gotten underway for most of the league, including the Dallas Stars. Stay tuned all summer long as we spin the rumor wheel like Pat Sajak on a Tuesday night at your parents house. It’s party time you hooligans.
Hey, thanks for reading. Good to see you again beauties.