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Dan Boyle chatted with the media today...

from Josh Thomson of the Journal News,

On why he chose the Rangers: "That's where I wanted to go. That's the simplest way I can put it. When I found out I was done in San Jose, that was the team that jumped out. I played in Florida and California, two non-traditional hockey markets. Those places were great, but I wanted to experience something different."

On the pressure of playing in New York: "I enjoy the pressure. You have to prepare for that. I've already been forewarned. I've been in pressure situations before - Stanley Cup finals, gold medal games - so I'm used to that."

On if he considered the Islanders, who traded for his rights: "It's not so much that I didn't want to go to some of these places. it's just that I wanted to go to the New York Rangers."

"At the end of the day, I wanted to be on an Original Six team, and the Rangers were the team I wanted to go to."


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d ca's avatar

Did no one in the media point out that Detroit had offered a contract for more money and was a “traditional hockey market” and an Original Six member also?

Posted by d ca on 07/07/14 at 09:49 PM ET

Primis's avatar

It’s fine.  He basically is saying he was going to the NYR all along and that was that.  Basically just like Marty St. Louis.

Posted by Primis on 07/07/14 at 10:57 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

its not really like st louis because boyle was a free agent and st louis still had 2 years under his contract.  Theres a big difference.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 07/08/14 at 02:49 AM ET

d ca's avatar

vDoesn’t matter who your GM is. If someone wants to go somewhere that’s where they’ll go. Why is this so hard to accept?

I’ll offer you $2M dollars more per year plus throw in a 3rd year at 1.5M to do the same job, but you have to work in your non-desirable location: would you take the offer?

Yeah, I’d think it is hard for any rational person to accept turning down a job that pays 20% more for 2 years then throws in another year at above 1M dollars.  Ask almost all these former players if they’d think twice about playing for an extra $5M elsewhere. So yeah, I’m interested in seeing why a guy wouldn’t jump at that opportunity.

Posted by d ca on 07/08/14 at 03:14 AM ET

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