Recap: Brian Boyle on Boomer and Carton

  • On players showing up in shape, “if they didn’t then they are now. Torts hasn’t overloaded us with anything. It’s a good thing that we have a majority of the core back so everyone is on the same page.”
  • On being one of the hottest guys in hockey, “Henke pretended that he didn’t even see it.”
  • On starting with Chris Kreider, “we have been working together. Chris, myself and Taylor Pyatt. I am pretty excited about it.”
  • On the 48 game schedule, “It’s gonna be a sprint. I think the way we play, we tend to play playoff hockey from the outset. It takes a toll on us, but we can’t let it bother us mentally. I have never experience anything like this. I think it’s gonna be good for us to get a good start. Everyone has to play the 48 so teams are going to be desperate.”
  • On Rick Nash, “He is as good as advertised. He is a great guy around the locker room, humble, and he is a pleasure to watch. The way he can protect the puck, he is smooth. He is really an elite player.”
  • On Halpern and Asham fitting in, “Ash knows what we are about. Halpy, we played him a lot in MTL in Washington. He is great on faceoffs and I think he will be huge for us. He will kill penalties.