In the offseason, the Rangers lost Brandon Prust, John Mitchell and Ruslan Fedotenko from their bottom six roles and replaced them with Arron Asham, Taylor Pyatt and Jeff Halpern.
On his new teammates, Boyle said “Asham is a tough player, protects his teammates,and we’re all about that here, we’re a very close group. Halpern, having gone against him on faceoffs, you know it’s a huge challenge. I watched Taylor Pyatt in the playoffs and thought he was great.”
Adam Rotter: I think that Pyatt will be on one of Boyle’s wings with the other winger still undetermined. Boyle plays the same kind of game no matter who his linemates are and he will just have to develop chemistry with them like he did with Prust and Fedotenko. Asham and Halpern are likely to be with Mike Rupp on the fourth line.