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11 Brian Boyle C
Height/Weight: 6-7/244 | Birthdate: 12/18/1984 | Birthplace: Dorchester, MA, USA | Team: Tampa Bay Lightning | College: Boston College | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $1,700,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/2 | Average Draft Position: 198.50
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7/11/2014

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Bolts' Boyle Admits Leafs Offered More Money

News: Brian Boyle acknowledged he passed up more money from the Maple Leafs to sign his three-year, $6 million deal with the Lightning, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Analysis: Part of the decision was the raving former -- and now current -- teammate Ryan Callahan had done about the Bolts, and part was the fact that his brand-new wife is from Orlando. But clearly, the Leafs have had yet another snub from an NHLer -- money isn't enough to draw them to the so-called center of the hockey universe. Wow.

7/1/2014

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Brian Boyle

Boyle Signs Three-Year Deal With Bolts

News: Brian Boyle signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Lightning on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Brian Boyle offers skills as a face-off man, as a checker and can slot in at either center or on the wing, but that typically doesn't translate to much fantasy value. He totaled just six goals and 12 assists over 82 games last season, but should rank among the Bolts' leaders in hits during the upcoming campaign.

6/16/2014

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Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle To Test Market?

News: Brian Boyle, a pending unrestricted free agent, is said to be looking for a more impactful role this summer, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.
Analysis: What a difference a good postseason can make for Brian Boyle, who seriously increased his value during the Rangers' postseason run. After spending a good portion of last season in former head coach John Tortorella's doghouse last campaign, the 6-foot-7 forward seemed to flourish under head coach Alain Vigneault, albeit as a fourth-line winger. The 29-year-old former first-round pick kicked up his offensive production (eight points in 25 games) despite limited chances during the playoffs, and a move to another team could increase his playing time, but it's unlikely his fantasy output will change much.

6/5/2014

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Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle to Have Productive Series?

News: Brian Boyle registered an assist in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Los Angeles.
Analysis: Brian Boyle was also the team's best face-off man, while logging three hits, one shot on goal and two penalty minutes. The 29-year-old now has three of his seven postseason points in the last four contests. Considering the forward is facing the team who drafted him in the first round of 2003, it's plausible that he could have a fairly inspired series.

5/17/2014

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Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle To See Increase in Playing Time?

News: Brian Boyle registered a minus-1 and two penalty minutes in Saturday's 7-2, Game 1 win over Montreal.
Analysis: Although his ice time (12:39) took a dip from his 15-plus minutes in Game 7 against the Penguins, Brian Boyle won 82 percent of his faceoffs. With third line center Derick Brassard currently day-to-day, Boyle could see a substantial increase in playing time Monday if head coach Alain Vigneault decides to rest Brassard in Game 2.

5/13/2014

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Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Scores In Game 7

News: Brian Boyle opened the scoring in Tuesday's Game 7 win over the Penguins, putting a first-period puck past Marc-Andre Fleury for his second postseason tally. He also blocked four shots and laid five hits.
Analysis: Brian Boyle and the rest of the Rangers' fourth line did a spectacular job of neutralizing Sidney Crosby in this series, so it's only fitting that he, Dominic Moore and Derek Dorsett were rewarded with a more tangible payoff for their fine efforts. A big part of the Rangers' success in these playoffs has been their ability to roll four lines, so expect Boyle and his mates to continue seeing solid ice time.

4/28/2014

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Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Extends Point Streak

News: Brian Boyle buried an empty-net goal in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia in Game 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: That my friends is a three-game point streak for the once forgotten about 6'7 forward. Brian Boyle and linemate Dominic Moore proved to be the difference makers in just about 13-minutes of total ice time each. Boyle heads into Game 6 with three points (one goal), 17 hits and a plus-3 rating through five post season games.

4/8/2014

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Brian Boyle

Boyle Returning To Rangers' Fourth Line

News: Brian Boyle will return to his fourth-line duties against Carolina on Tuesday, reports The Record's Andrew Gross.
Analysis: After producing minimally (one assist) on the second line, Brian Boyle will once again play alongside Dominic Moore and Daniel Carcillo. While the reduced ice time will likely end any experimental waiver claims made by owners in deep leagues, the veteran forward could surprise us by producing in his return to a line that has shown tremendous chemistry at times. Boyle is plus-1 with six goals, 12 assists and 54 penalty minutes through 79 games played this season.

3/29/2014

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Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Scores Rare Goal Friday

News: Brian Boyle scored just his sixth goal of the season during Friday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Brian Boyle averages just 12:41 in ice time per game, so the low scoring output isn't all that surprising. With just 17 points over 75 games, he is not one who is used often, if at all, in the fantasy world.

2/24/2014

Brian Boyle, C, TB Rangers' Boyle Providing Surprise Production

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Providing Surprise Production

News: Brian Boyle is currently in a three-game point-scoring drought.
Analysis: Brian Boyle has certainly been more productive under new head coach Alain Vigneault. Considering the forward consistently logs fourth line minutes, his four goals, nine assists and 50 penalty minutes through 59 games played should be considered a surprise production for his team, but not likely useful to most fantasy owners.

1/22/2014

Brian Boyle, C, TB Rangers' Boyle Skidding Again

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Skidding Again

News: Brian Boyle has gone eight games without registering a point.
Analysis: While it should come as no surprise to you that Brian Boyle has been held off the scorer's sheet, the fourth line center has shown tremendous defensive spark for the team over the last four weeks. While he will occasionally go through spurts of offensive contribution (10 points), only fantasy owners searching for penalty minutes and hits in the deepest of leagues should consider Boyle's services.

12/16/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB Rangers' Boyle Mired In Slump

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Mired In Slump

News: Brian Boyle, who has not registered a point in 16 games, is a minus-4 with 18 shots on goal during his drought.
Analysis: Of course it doesn't help when the forward is relegated to an estimated 12 minutes of average ice time per game. Although the organization doesn't expect a ton of production out of the former first-round pick (2003), if Brian Boyle doesn't start to make the most of his opportunities he may soon find himself serving as a healthy scratch for a struggling Rangers team.

11/6/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Boyle Scores First Goal Of Season As Rangers Roll

News: Brian Boyle scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Penguins.
Analysis: Brian Boyle also added an assist on the Rangers' first goal of the game to finish with a plus-2 rating in what might have been the team's most complete game of the season. The fourth-liner now has five points in 15 games.

10/27/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Boyle Has Assist In Rangers' Win

News: Brian Boyle had an assist on the Rangers' first goal in a 3-2 win over Detroit on Saturday.
Analysis: His first point in two and a half weeks comes just in time, as Brian Boyle was on the edge of speculative healthy-scratch status. In showing chemistry with the Rangers' offensive star of the game, Benoit Pouliot, he may have bought himself some more time. While we're nowhere near suggesting you pick him up in standard formats, it won't hurt owners in the deepest of leagues to add him to the watch list.

9/16/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Still Centering

News: Most of Brian Boyle's ice time during the Blue/White scrimmage on Sunday was spent as a center, reports Steve Zipay of Newsday.
Analysis: It's a bit surprising, as most speculated that the arrival of Dominic Moore meant Brian Boyle could switch back to the wing. But the absence of restricted free-agent holdout Derek Stepan and the presence of multiple inexperienced wingers has left Boyle to fill the void. He had only two goals and five points in 38 games last season before going 3-2-5 in 11 playoff games, and as he enters the final year of his contract, the one-time first-rounder's offensive output remains hard to predict.

7/6/2013

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Brian Boyle

Rangers' Signing Of Moore To Boost Boyle?

News: With the signing of experienced center Dominic Moore, Brian Boyle will reportedly see more ice time as a winger, reports Steve Zipay of Newsday.
Analysis: Brian Boyle was listed as a healthy scratch by former head coach John Tortorella for numerous games. Between the hiring of new head coach Alain Vigneault and the signing of Moore, he's loving the Rangers' offseason thus far. It is believed that the 6-7 forward could bounce back from a silent (five points in 38 games) lockout shortened campaign in the wing slot.

5/24/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Nets Clutch Goal

News: Brian Boyle scored a power-play goal during Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory over Boston.
Analysis: A season-long member of head coach John Tortorella's dog house, Brian Boyle's goal helped snap an abysmal 0-for-23 streak for the Blueshirts. It also snapped a five game point scoring drought for the veteran center.

5/10/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Boyle Nets Rangers' Lone Goal

News: Brian Boyle scored the Rangers' only goal in Friday's Game 5 loss to Washington in the team's Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Analysis: Brian Boyle also took a penalty late in the game that did not sit well with Rangers' coach John Tortorella, but the penalty was killed off. Since being a healthy scratch in Game 1, Boyle has two goals and an assist in four games and is one of the team's more important two-way players.

5/7/2013

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Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Major Factor In Win

News: Brian Boyle had a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 Game 3 win over Washington.
Analysis: After missing seven straight games with a leg injury, Brian Boyle is seeing increased ice time, including power-play minutes. Boyle is plus-4 with six goals and five assists in 16 career games versus the Capitals.

5/5/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Returns To Action

News: Brian Boyle (leg) played in Game 2 of the Rangers' 1-0 loss in Washington on Saturday night.
Analysis: He returned to the tune of 18 shifts for nearly 12 minutes of action, totaling six hits and one shot on goal. Brian Boyle, who had not played since April 16, won four of nine face-off attempts.

5/3/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Still Out

News: Brian Boyle (leg) won't play Thursday against the Caps, Newsday reports.
Analysis: On the plus side, Brian Boyle skated Thursday morning, suggesting that he might be able to return at some point during the Rangers' first-round series against Washington.

4/30/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Iffy For Game 1

News: Brian Boyle (leg) did not practice Tuesday, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: With Brian Boyle spotted walking with a bit of a limp Tuesday, it doesn't seem likely that he will be available for Thursday's playoff opener.

4/18/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Out Indefinetly

News: Brian Boyle is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, the Record's Andrew Gross reports.
Analysis: Such a broad timetable would seem to imply that we probably won't see Brian Boyle again before the close of the regular season and if that is the case, he'll finish up with just two goals and five points to go along with 29 points in 38 games.

4/16/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Suffers Apparent Leg Injury Tuesday

News: Brian Boyle suffered an apparent right leg injury during Tuesday's game against the Flyers and will not return, the Bergen Record's Andrew Gross reports.
Analysis: Brian Boyle limped off the ice after suffering the injury during the first period, and with a return to Tuesday's game ruled out, he should be considered day-to-day until the Rangers elaborate.

4/4/2013

Brian Boyle, C, TB

Brian Boyle

Rangers' Boyle Loses Points In Scoring Changes

News: Brian Boyle lost his goal and one of his assists from Wednesday's game to scoring changes.
Analysis: Tough break for Brian Boyle, whose huge four-point night turns into a nice two-assist night.