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Torts sends message to big Brian Boyle

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08:17 AM ET 02.05 | Rangers center Brian Boyle had a message waiting for him Saturday monring on the team's white board in Tampa Bay. The struggling forward was written in as that night's third-line left wing, a position Boyle said he has "not really" played -- "like, ever." "But I kind of liked that," Boyle told the Daily News after Monday's practice of how subtly his coach delivered the news. "Because I didn't dwell on it all day. I didn't have to psyche myself out. I just came to the rink and it was 'You're on the wing.'" ... Boyle is determined to recapture the hockey he played to open last year's playoffs, when he scored goals in the first three games against Ottawa before Senators forward Chris Neil's dirty hit put him down with a concussion in Game 5.

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February 5, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Tort's message to Boyle "If you don't pick it up you're getting the three fingers of fury"

February 5, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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"before Senators forward Chris Neil's dirty hit put him down with a concussion in Game 5."I dislike Neil as much as the next guy, but no.

I think the lack of camp and preseason is affecting him....just like it is everyone else....
Some guys adjust faster

February 5, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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I think the lack of camp and preseason is affecting him....just like it is everyone else....Some guys adjust faster

Need to stop using the "lack of preseason" excuse.....everyone is in the same boat..mental mistakes (a d there has been plenty) have nothing to do with preseason .....the trade was a good move ..Powe will definitely help..and I'm super psyched to see what J.T. Miller can do..

February 5, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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Need to stop using the "lack of preseason" excuse.....everyone is in the same boat..mental mistakes (a d there has been plenty) have nothing to do with preseason .....the trade was a good move ..Powe will definitely help..and I'm super psyched to see what J.T. Miller can do..

I believe the point I was making was that everyone is in the same boat...I suppose I could have been clearer....I tell you what though, Boyle certainly hasn't been the worst of it on this team...

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February 5, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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I believe the point I was making was that everyone is in the same boat...I suppose I could have been clearer....I tell you what though, Boyle certainly hasn't been the worst of it on this team...

Agree...It's been a collective effort in the meltdowns.....just really need to see them play well against the good teams.....need to send a message tonight....

February 5, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Agree...It's been a collective effort in the meltdowns.....just really need to see them play well against the good teams.....need to send a message tonight....

I don't even think it's real meltdowns, it's the momentary lapses...and that may be the problem. I do see a lot of one step up, a different one back as I watch.
But where the consistent problem HAS been is ironically in the defence.
And Gaborik also looks lost sometimes. I was at the Pittsburgh game (my mother has since told me that I am not allowed to go to anymore games. She is a huge Rangers fan also) and he looked aimless a lot of the night.

February 5, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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I don't even think it's real meltdowns, it's the momentary lapses...and that may be the problem. I do see a lot of one step up, a different one back as I watch.But where the consistent problem HAS been is ironically in the defence. And Gaborik also looks lost sometimes. I was at the Pittsburgh game (my mother has since told me that I am not allowed to go to anymore games. She is a huge Rangers fan also) and he looked aimless a lot of the night.

This explains many of your idiosyncrasies

February 5, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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"before Senators forward Chris Neil's dirty hit put him down with a concussion in Game 5."I dislike Neil as much as the next guy, but no.

This is my first thread of the day and I gotta ask Danny.

Boris?

February 5, 2013  09:33 AM ET



Haven't heard how he is......

February 5, 2013  09:39 AM ET



:-)

February 5, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Tort's message to Boyle "If you don't pick it up you're getting the three fingers of fury"

LOL - love the Three Fingers of Fury imagery. Sounds like an old Bruce Lee movie.

February 5, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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LOL - love the Three Fingers of Fury imagery. Sounds like an old Bruce Lee movie.

Bruce Lee needed to use his fists. Torts only needs three fingers.

February 5, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Tort's message to Boyle "If you don't pick it up you're getting the three fingers of fury"

Honestly! How hard can it be to copy and paste a different picture of the New Irk? Do they know how or, is their skill level limited to finding just one picture and then setting it as the default picture till kingdom come?

February 5, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Bruce Lee needed to use his fists. Torts only needs three fingers.

I can see the tagline for the movie - They came to play hockey, but first they had to pass the Three Fingers of Fury test!!!

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February 5, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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I can see the tagline for the movie - They came to play hockey, but first they had to pass the Three Fingers of Fury test!!!

They thought they were there to play hockey but they didn't know about the Three Fingers of Fury

February 5, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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I can see the tagline for the movie - They came to play hockey, but first they had to pass the Three Fingers of Fury test!!!

And The Avery failed? I find that hard to believe.

 
February 5, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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Sports world is collapsing around me. So I started drinking.

LOL - World's worst golf foursome bar tab to stuck with?

Any To***to Fan, Burkie, Boris, and Pat Quinn

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