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Florida Panthers Sign UFA Brian Boyle

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Brian Boyle on a one-year, one-way contract.

"With over 700 games played in the NHL and over 100 more in the playoffs, Brian brings a wealth of experience to our club," said Tallon. "He adds versatility and character to our lineup."

In 2018-19, Boyle, 34, appeared in 47 games with the New Jersey Devils (13-6-19) and 26 games with the Nashville Predators (5-0-5) recording a combined 24 points (18-6-24) over 73 games played. In the postseason with the Predators, Boyle registered two assists over three games.

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Video- Brian Boyle With The Hit Of Th Night



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Brian Boyle Traded To The Nashville Predators


added 11:47am, Nashville release is below.

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Video- Brian Boyle On His Battle With Leukemia

via Sportsnet,

Christine Simpson sits down with Brian Boyle and his wife Lauren Boyle to shed some light on Brian's battle with chronic myeloid leukemia.


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Video- It’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night In Pittsburgh

And Brian Boyle collects his first hat trick.


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Brian Boyle Feeling “Normal Again”

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

“Obviously I feel a hell of a lot better than I did last summer,” he said.

A year ago, his workouts were half-speed, half-enthusiasm. By August, he was struggling to get out of bed. Training-camp tests revealed chronic myeloid leukemia, a form of blood and bone cancer. Doctors treated it with medicine, rather than chemotherapy. He missed training camp and returned Nov. 1 to continue writing his inspirational story....

All the while, as he and his wife Lauren revealed in December, their 2-year-old son Declan was being treated for an arteriorvenous malformation in his jaw, a condition that causes pressure and pain and necessitated several surgeries. Doctors originally believed he had Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of aggressive cancer. It was a scary time for the Boyles.

Declan’s condition is under control. Boyle has had no remission. “Two weeks on medicine and I was fine again,” he said. “Been fine ever since.” Life feels normal again. He works out in Foxboro and returns home to spend time with Declan, 3, and Isabella, 1.

At 33, the 12-year veteran has one year left on his contract. Boyle has between 13 and 15 goals in each of the last five years. Tucking closer to 20 would ensure a comfortable deal.

“I’d like to play as long as I can,” he said.

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Brian Boyle Wins The Bill Masterton Trophy

via NHL PR,

New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle is the 2017-18 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” The award was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to honor the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited those qualities. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, as a result of an on-ice injury.

Before Boyle set foot on the ice as a Devil, he faced his biggest test. At the start of training camp, the 33-year-old was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone marrow cancer. He worked his way back into the lineup by Nov. 1 and notched 10 goals over his first 25 games, including a memorable goal on New Jersey’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Prudential Center, a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 24. Boyle missed just three games after his season debut and represented the Devils at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Tampa. While handling his own illness, his family and his career, Boyle has approached every day with the same optimistic attitude and perseverance that has inspired and lifted the Devils’ locker room.

A $2,500 grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, Minn., in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner.

Other finalists for this year’s honor were Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Video- A Moving Interview With Brian Boyle

via Sportsnet,

Brian Boyle talks with David Amber about his emotional season and coming back from a cancer diagnosis to be an NHL All-Star.

Plus, his four-year old son is ill.


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Devils’ Brian Boyle Added To All-Star Game Roster

Devils Forward Brian Boyle Added to 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game Roster

NEW YORK (Jan. 25, 2018) – New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been added to the roster for the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, the National Hockey League announced today. Boyle replaces injured teammate Taylor Hall on the Metropolitan Division roster.

The Lightning, who are celebrating their 25th season, and the city of Tampa will host the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend. The League’s midseason showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena and will include the 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 27 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Brian Boyle Cleared For Practice

via the New Jersey Devils,

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) has been cleared for full participation in practice. He will join the team for today’s practice at RWJBaranabas Health Hockey House.

There is currently no timetable for his return to game action.

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Thoughts For Brian Boyle

Boyle has not skated in camp.




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Brian Boyle Signing With The New Jersey Devils Is Official

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Brian Boyle to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2,550,000. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Boyle, 32, spent the 2016-17 season between Tampa Bay and Toronto, where he totaled 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points with 66 penalty minutes in 75 games. After two-plus seasons with the Lightning, Boyle was traded to the Maple Leafs for Byron Froese and Toronto's second-round choice (Alexander Volkov) in the 2017 NHL Draft on February 27, 2017. The Hingham, MA, native notched two assists with the Maple Leafs in six 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The 6-6, 245lb., forward has played for Los Angeles (2007-2009), the NY Rangers (2009-2014), Tampa Bay (2014-17) and Toronto (2017) during his nine-plus season NHL career. A veteran of 624 regular-season NHL games, Boyle has totaled 93 goals and 76 assists for 169 points with 488 penalty minutes. He has 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points in 106 Stanley Cup Playoff contests. Since the 2010-11 season, Boyle has skated in the second-most Stanley Cup Playoff games (106). The left-handed forward attended Boston College (HE) from 2003-07 where he was teammates with Devils' goaltender Cory Schneider and helped lead the Eagles to Hockey East Championships in 2005 and 2007. Born on December 18, 1984, he was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2003 NHL Draft.

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The Experiences Of Brian Boyle

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

Imagine being a wee lad of two, gathered with your brothers and sisters on a staircase watching your father kneeling on the downstairs floor, attempting in vain to revive your lifeless infant sibling while your mom is shrieking in horror.

Imagine being a teenager, just 14 years of age, and being informed that cancer is eating away at your dad — only to subsequently have him shock his doctors with the type of unbelievable recovery you still refer too as “a miracle.”

Then imagine, for a moment, that as a recently married man, you find out that a close friend — someone who had been in your wedding party and a kindred sprit you considered to be “like a little brother” — had suddenly drowned, just hours after hosting a charity event.

Brian Boyle does not have to imagine these things. He’s lived them. All of them.


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The Leafs Get Their Center

from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,

It was as if Mike Babcock ordered up Brian Boyle by simply speaking his wish out loud.

Asked to assess his roster’s depth after Saturday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens, the Maple Leafs coach put out a not-so-subtle call for reinforcements at a certain important position.

“We have good depth in lots of spots — not as much at centre ice,” Babcock said.

And just like that, not much more than 36 hours later, Leafs management made a deal to address the issue. In acquiring Boyle, the 32-year-old fourth-line centreman formerly of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto brought into its fold a rare NHL commodity — one of a dying breed of veteran grit guys in a league always looking for younger, cheaper versions of the type.

But Boyle, who came at the price of a 2017 second-round pick and the seldom-used Byron Froese, has a resume that differentiates him from the average bottom-six forward. Along with a six-foot-six frame that ought to be a turn-on to the size-obsessed Babcock, Boyle is in possession of something that’s mostly missing from the current Toronto lineup. That’d be a deep well of post-season experience, including back-to-back trips to the Stanley Cup final in 2014 and 2015 as a member of the Rangers and Lightning, respectively.


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Looks Like Brian Boyle Is Heading To Toronto

added 3:45pm,



Tampa Bay release is below...

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Video- Mark Borowiecki Hit on Brian Boyle

Mark Borowiecki received five for interference,five for fighting and a game.

Boyle has not returned.


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Video- Brian Boyle Brushes Off David Pastrnak

PK was just about to end for the Tampa Bay Lightning...

David Pastrnak thought he had Brian Boyle pretty well covered...



added 3:48pm, Tampa broadcast of goal is below...

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Brian Boyle Decided Tampa Bay Was The Place To Play

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune,

After hearing rave reviews on the Lightning — not to mention living in Tampa — Boyle opted to join forces with Callahan once again and signed a three-year contract with Tampa Bay worth $6 million.

Boyle was on his honeymoon in Maui when he signed his new deal, and with wife Lauren Bedford, a model in consideration for the next Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, hailing from Orlando, it didn’t take long to sign on the dotted line.

“It was always something I had my eye on if it came up, and me and my wife talked about it — if down the road, wouldn’t that be a nice place to play,’’ Boyle said. “Lucky for us, it happened two days later and we jumped on it.’’

There was plenty of interest from other teams — Boyle had an offer on the table from the Maple Leafs — to sign the 6-foot-7, 240-pound center who helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup finals last season.

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Anton Stralman And Brian Boyle On Their Future

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

Boyle has made it clear he is looking for a bigger offensive role, although he was proud of what he did this season as a member of the fourth line.

“I was on the fourth line, and I didn’t really like it, but it wasn’t the fourth line I was used to,” said Boyle, who had three postseason goals (one empty-netter) after six in the regular season. “We had three lines that could score on any shift — it was different, it was just different.”

After saying how much he loves the Rangers and the opportunity they gave him, Boyle relayed the message sent to him from coach Alain Vigneault.

“I know what my role would be coming back here,” said Boyle, likely looking for a two- or three-year deal in the range of $3 million to $4 million per. “In the playoffs and on a team that’s going to win in May and June, it’s an important role. But everybody wants to score more goals.”

Stralman was a top-four defenseman for the past two seasons, and is likely looking at an open-market value between $4 million to $5 million per on at least a three-year deal, if not longer.

“The only thing in my mind really is security for me and my family,” Stralman said. “We’ve been moving a lot — four teams in seven years. All we’re really looking for is stability, to stay in one place. This is obviously where we want. I’d like to stay. I hope it can happen. We’ll see.”

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Rangers stave off elimination via inspiration

The New York Rangers climbed back into their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, turning the tables on a team that's offensively dominated them via a 5-1 win in Pittsburgh...

But "the story" of the game didn't involve Derek Brassard's 2-goal game or Henrik Lundqvist's 31-save performance: it involved the inspiration the Rangers took from a player who posted no points in Martin St. Louis.

ESPN's Scott Burnside suggests that St. Louis' presence in the lineup--a day after his mother passed away--inspired the Rangers to reestablish their game:

Where we saw a New York Rangers team drained of emotion, fragile, beaten; they revealed themselves to be proud, defiant, finding a hitherto unknown wellspring of will in beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 in Game 5 to keep their playoff hopes alive for at least one more game.

Maybe it was the emotionally charged locker room as the Rangers rallied around a grief-stricken Martin St. Louis who chose to return to Pittsburgh from Montreal to play in Game 5 after his mother passed away suddenly Thursday.

There is no denying that his decision to return to his teammates, many of whom he has known only a matter of months since coming to the Rangers from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline, resonated throughout the locker room.

"We are a team and we're a close team. In the short time he's been here, he's pretty magnetic. He's got a love for this game and being around the rink and the guys already that we all appreciate and know, and the respect that we have for him. It was tough for all of us. But that's something that was impressive watching him tonight," Brian Boyle said. He's a special, special person."

Burnside continues, and here's a highlight clip...

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Garrioch provides a wider-focus estimation of the Rangers’ roster issues

The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch's in fine form as we approach the NHL's pre-Olympic roster freeze, and I think this take on the Rangers' roster situation is important to spotlight given the fact that Ryan Callahan's status is stealing the show...

All eyes are on the Rangers. Forwards Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle, Benoit Pouliot along with defencemen Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman all become UFA’s on July 1. The troubles don’t stop there, winger Derrick Brassard is in the last year of a contract he signed while with Columbus. He’s a restricted free agent and will come up a winner at arbitration if he can’t get a deal done. All this makes the buyout of Brad Richards pretty much inevitable and it also means other players will be packing their bags. The talk is Callahan wants a seven-year deal worth $6.85 million per-season (that’s exactly what Patrice Bergeron got with Boston) and it’s doubtful the Rangers will pony up. The Blues, Wings and Kings all need help up front. Girardi could be a headache as well because he wants $6 million per-season on a long-term deal.

If the Rangers buy out Richards, his status will obviously change the UFA market's landscape considerably...

And this isn't trade-related, but it's intriguing:

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Frustration Builds As Brian Boyle Benching Continues

from Katie Strang of ESPNNewYork,

Rangers forward (and Boston native) Brian Boyle will be scratched for the third straight game Tuesday against the Boston Bruins and he's not happy about it. 

Venting his frustration, the struggling center wants back into the team's lineup and feels he can still contribute to his Rangers squad. 

"I didn't play as well as I could've but I know I can be a good player and effective player in this league and on this team," he told reporters Tuesday morning after the team's skate at TD Garden. "It's infuriating sitting out, it's awful. And it's pissing me off a lot." 

Gotta imagine John Tortorella likes to see this sort of fire and anguish from Boyle. Although the hulking centerman is fighting it right now, he's showing the requisite desperation to return. 


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Video- Chris Neil Hit On Brian Boyle

No penalty on the play but some of the “web talk” called it a dirty hit.

In my opinion, it may have been a little late, but holding off until a better view becomes available.

added 10:59pm, Embedded a better look at the hit video, put the original video below…

added 10:38pm, via an Elliotte Friedman tweet,

We looked at Neil hit for lateness, was .25 seconds after puck. NHL standard is .5. League will have to determine if head shot

added 11:17pm, Tortorella post-game on the hit, scroll to the :30 second mark in the 2nd video below…

added 1:59am 4/22/12, a 3rd video added below, the MSG feed.

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