Miller signing

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    Miller signing

    Just signed Miller for two years. Don't expect this to be a Seidenberg replacement except for this year as stability on the right side. It does allow the B's to wait longer before thinking of Seid's replacement. Right now they need to concentrate on Eriksson's game, which doesn't fit very well as neither he nor Iggy are providing the expected goal scoring.

     
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    Bogie, it's still a good signing.

    If Miller continues to progress, Boychuk will be elsewhere next season, at some point, to free up $2.5 million.

     
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    Its a good signing both ways, hes been terrific for the Bs and also PC stated that hes patient with the D for now.

     
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    Agreed. Good timing too.

    And it gives Boychuk and MacQuaid an indication they are not strapped for young d-men and it might also lower their asking price a little if they want to stay, knowing someone is in the shadows. 

     
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    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:
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    Bogie, it's still a good signing.

    If Miller continues to progress, Boychuk will be elsewhere next season, at some point, to free up $2.5 million.

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    even if he isn't boychuk should be elsewhere next season. 

     
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    In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
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    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:
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    Bogie, it's still a good signing.

    If Miller continues to progress, Boychuk will be elsewhere next season, at some point, to free up $2.5 million.

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    even if he isn't boychuk should be elsewhere next season. 

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    Was thinking the same thing. With all the injuries, I was expecting him to step up, but he's been looking shaky. Wife just had twins, no?

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from bostonfan191646. Show bostonfan191646's posts

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    In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
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    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:
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    Bogie, it's still a good signing.

    If Miller continues to progress, Boychuk will be elsewhere next season, at some point, to free up $2.5 million.

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    even if he isn't boychuk should be elsewhere next season. 

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    Was thinking the same thing. With all the injuries, I was expecting him to step up, but he's been looking shaky. Wife just had twins, no?

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    i don't think he's looked shaky, he just reached his ceiling and it isn't that high. he isn't great defensively, he isn't good offensively, he's a 3rd pairing guy playing more minutes than he should. 

     
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    In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
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    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:
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    Bogie, it's still a good signing.

    If Miller continues to progress, Boychuk will be elsewhere next season, at some point, to free up $2.5 million.

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    even if he isn't boychuk should be elsewhere next season. 

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    Boychuck is a beast in the post season.  Really seems to step up his game and throw more of those big, momentum swinging hits

     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from bostonfan191646. Show bostonfan191646's posts

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    In response to Chappy28's comment:
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    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:
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    Bogie, it's still a good signing.

    If Miller continues to progress, Boychuk will be elsewhere next season, at some point, to free up $2.5 million.

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    even if he isn't boychuk should be elsewhere next season. 

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    Boychuck is a beast in the post season.  Really seems to step up his game and throw more of those big, momentum swinging hits

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    9 times out of 10 that big hit takes him out of position. 99 times out of 100 those hits don't lead to momentum for more than 10 seconds. He's dion Phaneuf-lite. Ill give you that he picked it up offensively in the playoffs for about a week. He is far from a beast in the playoffs though. 

     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from ejacks. Show ejacks's posts

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    Boychuk has been a little shaky lately, but he is what he is - a (usually) solid defensive D'man with enough offensive touch (Johnny Rocket +) to be a top 4 d-man.  He's better than McQuaid, but not as good of an enforcer. 

    Regardless, it's pretty likely that either he or McQuaid, maybe both, won't be back next year.  Not that they aren't good players or that they don't fit - just that Miller and Bart can do what they do for less, and with more upside in Bart's case.  And Trotman and Warsofsky (maybe Cross, eventually) should at least provide some depth.

     
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    Boychuk has been a little shaky lately, but he is what he is - a (usually) solid defensive D'man with enough offensive touch (Johnny Rocket +) to be a top 4 d-man.  He's better than McQuaid, but not as good of an enforcer. 

    Regardless, it's pretty likely that either he or McQuaid, maybe both, won't be back next year.  Not that they aren't good players or that they don't fit - just that Miller and Bart can do what they do for less, and with more upside in Bart's case.  And Trotman and Warsofsky (maybe Cross, eventually) should at least provide some depth.

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    I have a really tough time calling boychuk a defensive d man, and I have a tough time saying he has the offensive touch of a top 4. 

     
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    Oh, how I wish you could just take the two Miller threads and jam them together.

    One is ready to dish McQuaid after Miller, in 16 games, has played reasonably well.  The other wants to dump Boychuk to save money.  Both sound like Harry Sinden's crankiest day.

    Just to recap the season Boychuk's having: he has 14 points, making him third on the D in scoring behind Chara and Krug despite having played 100 fewer minutes on the PP than those two.  In fact, he leads the D in both ES points and shorthanded points.  He plays over 21 minutes a night, and is tied with Bergeron for the best +/- on the team.  He's plays the second most minutes on the PK.  He's second to Chara in hits by the D, and leads the team in blocked shots by a huge margin - almost 30 more than Chara, so close to 150% of Chara's total.  He's also made of claymation material if you look at the awkward hits he's taken over the years and he just soldiers on.

    It ain't pretty sometimes with Boychuk.  He gets scrambly from time to time, and he has a bit of Widemanitis in that he is prone to the glaringly obvious mistake like the one against the Kings.  But he's a horse.  He'll never be a thoroughbred, but the Bruins are probably happy with his work plling the sh-- wagon.

     
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    The B's might trade one of their d-men, but it won't be Johnny. 

     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from ejacks. Show ejacks's posts

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    In response to Bookboy007's comment:
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    Oh, how I wish you could just take the two Miller threads and jam them together.

    One is ready to dish McQuaid after Miller, in 16 games, has played reasonably well.  The other wants to dump Boychuk to save money.  Both sound like Harry Sinden's crankiest day.

    Just to recap the season Boychuk's having: he has 14 points, making him third on the D in scoring behind Chara and Krug despite having played 100 fewer minutes on the PP than those two.  In fact, he leads the D in both ES points and shorthanded points.  He plays over 21 minutes a night, and is tied with Bergeron for the best +/- on the team.  He's plays the second most minutes on the PK.  He's second to Chara in hits by the D, and leads the team in blocked shots by a huge margin - almost 30 more than Chara, so close to 150% of Chara's total.  He's also made of claymation material if you look at the awkward hits he's taken over the years and he just soldiers on.

    It ain't pretty sometimes with Boychuk.  He gets scrambly from time to time, and he has a bit of Widemanitis in that he is prone to the glaringly obvious mistake like the one against the Kings.  But he's a horse.  He'll never be a thoroughbred, but the Bruins are probably happy with his work plling the sh-- wagon.

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    Sounds a little like a top 4 defensman to me.  Wink

     
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    Good signing Miller been solid. Boychuck like Sides is one the most underated D men in the NHL and  isn't going anywhere. i heard McQuaid's name come up but not likely he's going anywhere either.

     
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