Boychuk had no chance!! demoted??

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    Boychuk had no chance!! demoted??

    This is the most messed up organization! They had a promising defenseman Boychuk playing so well last year in Providence, they bring him up and he does not play here for 6 weeks? 6 longgggg WEEKS? are you kidding me ??

    We were STARVING FOR OFFENSE, he was the top scoring defenseman last year in Prov yet they play him 3 freakin games then he doesnt play for 6 weeks? what a JOKE!!

    Why in the world would they do that to him ? I mean, darn it if after like 2 weeks and you haven't used him, for the players sake, let him go back down to Prov at that time..

    The Bruins org waited another month? what else is wrong with them? they mess  it all up!! see the article below..

    This is what I mean when I say they mishandle young players! eventually BOychuck will sicken of their attitude and the way they bounce him around and he will want outtha here!



    Boychuk to Providence
    Johnny Boychuk had accepted his role as the No. 7 defenseman with the perfect attitude. He was one of the first Bruins onto the ice for practice. He stayed on late for extra work. Despite not playing in more than six weeks, Boychuk was always one of the cheerier Bruins in the dressing room.

    But it was in Boychuk’s best interest to accept a conditioning stint and be assigned to Providence yesterday. He was in the lineup last night against Bridgeport.

    “It was important for us to give him a chance to play,’’ coach Claude Julien said. “He willingly wanted that as well. I was pretty clear with him when he signed with us that there could be some situations, if everyone’s healthy, that he might end up going down.

    “He’s done everything we’ve asked of him willingly. That’s why he’s so respected in that dressing room. The players really like him. He’s always positive. That’s the kind of guy you need in this situation.’’

    Boychuk has appeared in three games this season, dressing against Colorado, Dallas, and Phoenix when Dennis Wideman was unavailable because of a shoulder injury. Boychuk was a healthy scratch in the other 23 games. Barring injuries to the big club, Boychuk will remain with Providence through the weekend.

     
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    Interesting quote there. Although the end part is missing. Here it is as reported on the Globe's Bruins blog:

    "He's done everything we've asked of him willingly. That's why he's so respected in that dressing room. The players really like him. He's always positive. That's the kind of guy you need in this situation. It doesn't take away that fact that he wants to play. It's obvious that he wants to. But he's not disrupting the team with a bad attitude."

     
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    Re: Boychuk had no chance!! demoted??

    He's a RFA next year so what do we do with him, I say keep him but only bring him up if their going to play him. We need to keep d men signed for the future.
     
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    he wasn't demoted. he was sent down in order to play a few games and then will be back up.
     
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    hes the 7th defensemen for a reason, if he were better than anyone playing regularly he would be playing regularly. also, hes not that young
     
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    Johnny Boychuck was always going to be the 7th D.He's only there to rotate into lineup in case of injury.
     
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    In Response to Re: Boychuk had no chance!! demoted??:
    [QUOTE]he wasn't demoted. he was sent down in order to play a few games and then will be back up.
    Posted by stillallbost08[/QUOTE]

    When you get sent from the majors to the minors, its a demotion..If he were injured while playing on the pro team and needed conditioning in the minors then yes, it would not be a demotion.
    He has not played for 6 weeks so that's not the case..just misuse by MGMT..
     
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    Dont get too excited he will be back playing fulltime soon, I feela trade coming soon..
     
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    So hey, by your logic, they oughta bring up Woz!  He's got 22 points in 24 games!  He's tied for 7th in AHL scoring!

    Before you start raving on the board, think it through.  He's not "a promising defenseman!"  He's a guy who the Avs organization gave up on who had a great year in the minors playing a system that clearly piles up the points for the D who qbs the powerplay.  He's a guy who had a his shot in training camp, not to mention a few shots and during the brutal struggles over the first month of the year, to show the coaching staff that he deserved a regular shift and couldn't do it.  And he's a guy they gave a one-way deal to as a reward for his performance last year and his dedication this year.  He's 25.  He's not some kid they've stapled to the bench while he matures.  He's a 7th defenseman.  This is what happens to 7th defensemen. 

    The other thing that happens to 7th defensemen is that they leave if someone else will make them a six.  If someone comes calling, he'll go.  Good for him.

     
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    Re: Boychuk had no chance!! demoted??

    Since he has a one-way contract, he could only be sent down without going on waivers by way of a conditioning stint.  Per CBA rule, he can only be down there at most 14 days.  I'm not sure that there is a limit on how often a player can be put on conditioning stints, but if the Commisioner deems that it was done to avoid waivers the team gets some kind of punishment (Commish's whim).

    What does this mean?  They couldn't send him down for a lengthy time without risking loosing him, and they needed to wait so that they could legitimately claim that he needed real game action to be conditioned.
     

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