Read: Brian Boyle Is Still Scratched But John Tortorella Thinks He Will Still Be A Big Part

3:16PM: Boyle spoke with NHL.com via, PHT, and said “I didn’t play as well as I think I could’ve, but I know I can be a good player and effective player in this League and on this team. It’s infuriating sitting out, it’s awful. And it’s [ticking] me off a lot.”

1:37PM: Brian Boyle will be a healthy scratch for the Rangers tonight for the third straight game.

When Boyle was first scratched, John Tortorella said that he hoped Boyle would never put him in a situation where he would have to scratch him again.

Before the Rangers win on Sunday, John Tortorella said that bringing Boyle back into the lineup isn’t a matter of the team winning or losing, but how individual players play and whether he thinks there needs to be a change.

Tortorella did go on to say, “I think Brian is going to be a big part of the team, he just has to wait his turn until we make a decision and decide what we want to do here.”

Tortorella made similar comments today, to the Rangers website, about how he thinks the players he currently has in the lineup are playing well and he doesn’t see the need to disrupt things and slot Boyle back in when there was no need.

He also said that he doesn’t make the decisions when it comes to the lineup, the players dictate who will play and who will sit.

Boyle was only blaming himself for his struggles.


Adam Rotter: It may, unfortunately for someone else, be an injury that ultimately brings Boyle back into the lineup. Right now there is no need to bring Boyle back. Maybe John Tortorella sees something and brings him back against the Islanders on Thursday, but after their win on Sunday, where the Rangers looked like a complete and balanced team, Boyle doesn’t have a spot.

Having Boyle as a scratch does provide the team with an NHL quality player that they can slot in if something happens. They won’t need to bring up Kris Newbury, Benn Ferriero or try Stu Bickel at forward again. That is important depth to have as the Rangers continue to go through the season.





13 comments
Pat d
Pat d

Can we trade Babin and Geno for a 7th round pick.

Bent
Bent moderator

Well, guys, you got what you wanted.  Our starting QB is not Geno Smith any more, he's "a different player".  Hopefully that different player is like Johnny Unitas or Joe Montana.

BenNevis
BenNevis

Bent—

To be fair to Geno, he said he's a different player from the player he was when he entered the league.

Sure, Geno played like crap for the bulk of his first two seasons, and he may (or, one hopes, may not) suck this coming season, but how is it in any way news that a player would be a different player two years after they enter the league?

williamg1
williamg1

Yeah, that hat sure does not scream moron.

juunit
juunit

What he means by, "I'm a different player now," is that he's actually now a shaman with magical football powers.

fourbten
fourbten

Oh, he's different all right - different than the quarterback that you would want on your team.

BenNevis
BenNevis

Tom Brady on Facebook: "I did nothing wrong..."

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TOM BRADY:

I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.

Despite submitting to hours of testimony over the past 6 months, it is disappointing that the Commissioner upheld my suspension based upon a standard that it was “probable” that I was “generally aware” of misconduct. The fact is that neither I, nor any equipment person, did anything of which we have been accused.

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What a piece sh Brady is.

BenNevis
BenNevis

More bs from Brady on Facebook:

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I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances. As a member of a union, I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward, nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. Wells investigation, that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.

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To try and reconcile the record and fully cooperate with the investigation after I was disciplined in May, we turned over detailed pages of cell phone records and all of the emails that Mr. Wells requested. We even contacted the phone company to see if there was any possible way we could retrieve any/all of the actual text messages from my old phone. In short, we exhausted every possibility to give the NFL everything we could and offered to go thru the identity for every text and phone call during the relevant time. Regardless, the NFL knows that Mr. Wells already had ALL relevant communications with Patriots personnel that either Mr. Wells saw or that I was questioned about in my appeal hearing. There is no “smoking gun” and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing.

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So Brady is now saying that it was okay to destroy evidence (his cell phone) in an ongoing investigation because: "...my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances."

So Brady's logic here is that it's okay to destroy evidence because his attorneys had already said that TB wouldn't cooperate with the investigation.

What fckn bs.

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