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Dan Boyle Skates, Talks After Practice Today

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,

What he doesn’t remember is getting knocked out on a hit from behind by the Blues’ Maxim Lapierre, or getting stretchered off of the ice minutes later. He had to watch the video later to see what everyone else saw in the corner of the Scottrade Center.

“I wanted to see it right away. … I certainly wanted to find out how it happened,” Boyle said on Thursday at TD Garden. “I’ve been in this league for a long time, and a big reason is because I don’t put myself in those types of situations, where I’m susceptible to those kinds of hits. That’s why I wanted to see it. I still have a hard time believing that it actually happened.”

In his first public comments since the incident, Boyle expanded on one of the scarier moments in the history of the Sharks franchise, when he was unconscious for several minutes after the illegal hit.

He used the word “concussion” but later backtracked, saying that none of the doctors have used that term since the injury. Still, Boyle and the Sharks will err on the side of caution in his recovery, even though the defenseman said he would like to return to active duty before the end of the current road trip next Wednesday in Los Angeles.

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Afternoon Line

Hockey is a fast game and things happen quickly. Fans as well as the NHL have a tendency to react solely to the outcome of the hit. I find it interesting the referees on the ice had no intention of calling a penalty on the play and didn't raise an arm until after realizing Boyle was seriously injured. 

This incident was more about bad luck than a bad play.

-Andy Strickland of FoxSports Midwest on the Maxim Lapierre hit on Dan Boyle.  More on the hit and other hits in the game too...

Watch the "bad luck" hit below...

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Dan Boyle Doing “OK” But Under Observation At The Hospital

from David Pollak of the Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

The post-game news on Dan Boyle was good, but not that good.

“From what I understand he’s doing OK,” Todd McLellan said of the report from Barnes-Jewish Hospital where Boyle was taken. “They’re going to keep him tonight just for some observation.”...

Logan Couture said Lapierre was actually yelling at his line as the Sharks skated by the Blues bench at the end of the first shift.

“After the first shift he’s yelling at us from their bench that he’s coming after us,” Couture said, “and then he does that. I don’t even know. It’s pretty gutless.”

Now obviously the NHL is going to weigh in on that hit and the smart money says Sheriff Shanahan doles out more than six games, maybe lots and lots more. Does Shanahan factor in Couture’s allegation to show premeditation? Does Couture get deposed? Will be interesting.

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If you did not see the hit or want to review it again, watch it here...

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Dan Boyle Taken Off The Ice On A Stretcher After Hit From Maxim Lapierre

via Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,

Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle left the ice on a stretcher following a hit from behind by St. Louis’ Maxim Lapierre in the first period of the Sharks-Blues game on Tuesday night.

Boyle was motionless on the ice for several minutes after the hit, which occurred in the corner behind Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, and several Sharks players quickly motioned to the benches for team trainers. Boyle, strapped onto the stretcher, managed to raise his right arm as he was being wheeled off of the ice with 14:38 to go in the period.

Lapierre received a five-minute major for checking from behind, a fighting major for dropping the gloves with Andrew Desjardins, and a game misconduct. Ryan Reaves and Matt Pelech also fought after the hit.

added 8:49pm,

 

 

added 9:04pm, Below, another video of the hit.

Below, see all the penalties that resulted from the hit.

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Video- Dan Boyle Goes Coast-To-Coast

A great goal by Dan Boyle, but do you take away a little bit of the wow factor because it was a 5 on 3 goal?

 

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Video- Dan Boyle Beats Thomas Greiss With A Wrister

Yes, another own-goal, but the Sharks did win the game.

Oh, there have been others, watch below…

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Ninja Sharks: Tuesday Captain’s Practice

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Monday, a charity golf event kept at least some Sharks away from the 10am practice.  Acolatse and Greiss were the only Sharks there until 11, when McLaren ventured out.  Acolatse entertained us early with some subtle trick shots, and later Nolan gave Greiss some unrelenting grief.  I haven’t seen Greiss for a while, so I won’t make too much of that.  Like, I won’t hope Nolan ends up with some team more distant than the Canucks.  Well, maybe I’ll hope for that just a little bit.

Tuesday, Sharks far outnumbered visiting skaters.  Finally!  Tikhonov, Stuart, Nolan and Cheechoo were there again, but there was only one other visiting skater, and two extra goalies.

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Too Many Top Defensemen

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If you think that determining who the top goalie will be for fantasy teams this season is tough, wait until you attempt to sift through the number of defensemen who have been at or near the top of the scoring race the past couple seasons. I attempted to narrow down this list to five defensemen, but I had waaaay too difficult a time with that. Plus I’d be subjecting myself to far too much criticism from the masses! (By the way, I love the comments… keep ‘em coming.)

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So many stops

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An old cowboy once told me that a horse only has so many stops in him.  He was referring to sliding stops, something required of high-level western show horses (aka reining horses).  Due to the physical strain on the joints and tendons, and the high level of reactive sharpness required, a horse can only do this so many times in its life. How many?  You never know, so don’t waste those stops.

Similarly, we only have so many starts in us, though we don’t know how many.  Cameron MacIntyre is making a new start right now.

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SJ Sharks and the Code of Quiet

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I want to talk about concussions.  I always want to talk about concussions, so I’ll do it early and get it out of the way. 

We know head injuries are a danger, a thorny problem, a challenge and a conundrum for refs and trainers and GMs and players and medical researchers.  Getting hit in the head is bad for you.  It really is that simple.  But I don’t want to talk about what concussions are, I want to talk about talking about them, and about the Sharks talking about them.

Policy

I don’t know which Sharks, except for Ian White, suffered concussions last season.  There were several possibilities, lots of guys out with vaguely dubbed “upper body injuries.” Usually, no one tells us if they have a concussion.

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Video- Oops Goal Of The Night

Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks with a ‘header’ into his own net.

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Evening Line

“They got rid of the poison at the top, that’s what they were. Those guys were poison, so I’m thrilled. I’m happy for the city. I still have a place back there, and my folks are down there all the time. I couldn’t be happier for the organization and the people back there that they’ve turned it around.”

-Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks on the previous owners of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  More from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times.

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/21/10

Today’s three cheers for last night’s top performers in NHL action:

***Cheers to Chicago’s Marty Turco, who made 36 saves and held the fort for the ‘Hawks in the shootout for a 2-1 decision over the Vancouver Canucks. Turco only had to make one save in the breakaway tiebreaker, on Mikael Samuelsson, but Roberto Luongo stopped none at the other end and the Blackhawks earned the extra point in turn. Luongo was good during the actual game, making 31 saves of his own and earning third star honors, but what’s going on with his early season numbers? A 3.38 goals-against and an .888 save percentage isn’t exactly the Bobby Lu Canucks fans expect, nor is the 2-3-2 mark for their club. Surely, it’s only a matter of time before he (and the team) turns it around. (Right?)

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Oh No Dan Boyle

Avs/Sharks in OT, Boyle attempts to backhand the puck behind his own net from the corner, instead, he was a bit off target and beat Evgeni Nabokov on the shortside.

Colorado wins 1-0, up 2-1 in the series.

added 12:33pm, Boyle post game, “pretty much the worst thing that can happen to a player.”

added 12:49am, Watch the goal…

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Boyle Will Miss 2 Games

from David Pollak of Working The Corners,

Dan Boyle has what they’re calling an upper body injury and won’t be in the lineup tonight against the Anaheim Ducks.

It’’s likely he’ll have to skip a second game Saturday against Buffalo, but both the defenseman and his coach — while vague on any details about the injury — did say they thought he’d be good to go after that, presumably barring any unforeseen developments.

more on the Sharks…

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Boyle Injury Appears Short-Term

via David Pollak of the Mercury News,

Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle will continue to be evaluated this week to determine the extent of an injury suffered at the end of Saturday night’s 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, but a team spokesman said Sunday that it does not appear to be serious.

No details on the injury were released.

The Sharks don’t play again until Thursday, so it does give Boyle some time to heal.

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Sharks May Have Lost More Than The Game

from David Pollak of the Mercury News,

Two second-period goals less than two minutes apart gave the Phoenix Coyotes a 2-1 victory over the Sharks on Saturday night as San Jose’s winless streak reached five games — its longest since coach Todd McLellan took over at the start of last season.

And captain Rob Blake sees that as a legitimate cause for concern.

“It’s a cause of concern because we’re playing similar to where we were down the stretch last year, where it doesn’t look like there’s that much energy or excitement,” Blake said. “That’s got to be created by us internally. We need to turn that around.”...

The Sharks might have suffered more than the loss of sole possession of first place as defenseman Dan Boyle was hammered to the boards at the final buzzer by Phoenix left wing Taylor Pyatt. Boyle had to be helped off the ice, but McLellan said after the game that it was too soon to know the extent of the injury.

more on the Sharks…

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Despite Broken Thumb, Boyle Continues To Play

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

A few times this season, I’ve asked Dan Boyle to talk about his game, wondering frankly if he sees some of the same deficiencies that others, including his coach, have and what the explanation might be. The last time, Boyle talked a little, then politely suggested I ask again in a couple weeks.

I asked again today. Turns out Boyle has been playing this season with a broken thumb on his right hand. It’s healed to the point he’ll talk about it now.

“I don’t want to use it as an excuse so I didn’t want to say anything, but it is what it is. I’ve been playing with a broken thumb for a month and a half,” Boyle said. “I’m looking forward to being healthy again and I’m definitely feeling better than I have in about a month. It just sucked it happened.”

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Boyle Still Has Memories Of Tampa

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

Kind of a fun day at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon with the Tampa Bay Lightning skating on one ice sheet and the San Jose Sharks, who play Tampa Bay on Thursday, skating on the other.

Sharks defenseman, and former Lightning defenseman Dan Boyle took a few minutes to chat after practice and said how much he is enjoying San Jose and how good an organization it is. But Boyle said he never will overlook the years he spent with the Lightning, with which he won the 2004 Stanley Cup came into his own as a blue-liner under then-coach John Tortorella.

“There always will be a place in my heart for Tampa,” Boyle said pounding his chest.

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Boyle Day-To-Day With Upper Body Injury

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

This wasn’t part of the plan. Dan Boyle finally got to play in an NHL All-Star game and the competitive defenseman gets hurt.

The injury was serious enough that he’s in San Jose, not here, for tonight’s game against the Avalanche. But one Sharks source, calling it a tweak, said there’s a decent chance that Boyle could be ready to go against Phoenix at home on Thursday.

Coach Todd McLellan only would that it’s an upper-body injury and that No. 22 is day-to-day.

continued and Rob Blake will play tonight…

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Boyle Faces Old Team

from Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle,

Threatened with the possibility of getting dumped on a last-place team if he didn’t comply, Boyle waived his no-trade clause to come to San Jose, but he felt betrayed because he had agreed to a $40 million contract extension to stay in Tampa earlier in the year. So pardon Boyle if he doesn’t have the fondest of feelings for his former club, which he will face tonight at HP Pavilion.

“It was pretty ugly, to be honest,” Boyle said. “I’d just signed there for six years, they told me a lot of things, and then a lot of stuff was done behind my back.”

Said teammate Jeremy Roenick: “The wrist thing and the way that team treated Dan left a bad taste in his mouth. The spat he had with the owners - I think he really wants to win the Cup and shove somebody’s nose in it.”

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Talking Boyle & Backstrom

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Finally, Dan Boyle got his due.

The 11-year NHL veteran, among the league’s top defensemen for at least half that time, was selected to play in the All-Star Game for the first time.

“You know what, I had been in this situation before, where I had a good start to the season but didn’t go, so I wasn’t thinking about it too much, to be very honest with you,” Boyle told ESPN.com. “But when I found out, it is a bonus. It’s not a goal I set every year. I’ve got bigger and more important things on my mind.

“But it’s only human nature to feel good about it. It’s nice to get recognized.”

continued plus a ldiscussion with Niklas Backstrom of the Minnesota Wild..

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All Dan Boyle

Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks participated in an NHL tele-conference today. 

Q.    Your departure from Tampa Bay was probably a little bit unpleasant at the time. Any regrets now?
DAN BOYLE: No, not anymore (laughter). Like you said, ‘at the time.’ I just signed a six-year extension, was planning to be there for a while. But certainly having seen the way some guys have been treated and what’s gone on so far, and the way on top of it I’ve been treated here, I have no regrets whatsoever.

Q.    Why is San Jose better than Detroit this season?
DAN BOYLE: Well, I mean, our records are pretty similar. I think we have the edge so far. Honestly, depth I think is probably the biggest key. We have four lines, we have six D. When our top goalie Nabby got hurt, our backup goalie came in and did a great job. We’ve been lucky as far as health-wise, we’ve been pretty injury-free. You know, we’ll see. I mean, it’s a long season. We’ll see what happens. At the end of June, that’s what matters.

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Boyle Returns To Tampa, Wants To “Stick It To ‘Em”

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times,

(Dan) Boyle said “it’s only natural” to want to play well against a former team. “I’m like anybody else.” He was more direct with San Jose’s Mercury News.

“I’m not going to sit here and lie and say that it doesn’t mean anything,” he told the paper. “As a player, as a competitive person, you want to stick it to ‘em. I want to win, and I want to win bad. I want to go out there and have a good game and win decisively.”...

“It’ll be exciting to see him,” Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier said. “He’s a great player, one of the best in the league. We’ll have to try to contain him because we know he’ll come hard.”

But Boyle, who had an assist Friday for five points in his past three games, insisted he is not coming to Tampa to even a score. “I know it’s cliche, but it’s about us playing a hockey game. It’s more about that than me versus the owners.”

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Evening Line

Erik Erlendsson at Bolts Report quotes Dan Boyle tonight:

“It got to the point where once it probably a few days ago, when I was threatened, that they just didn’t care and that my [butt] is going to end up on waivers and end up in Atlanta. That’s just not the way you do business. I don’t know if I have too much class or what, because I don’t want to say exactly what was said, but when it gets personal like it did, the line was crossed. When my work ethic is questioned, my off-season work ethic and the way I get ready for games and what I do is questioned, and it gets personal, and I’m threatened, that is absolutely the way not to do business.

“And I feel sad because I can’t say one thing bad, even with all the ups and downs and battles I had with [former coach John Tortorella], at the end of the day there was respect. In this case I was absolutely blindsided by this whole situation. I know what the response is, that things happen quickly, it’s a business, but that’s not the case when Im told one thing and I find out months later that the complete opposite went on behind my back.”

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Official: Dan Boyle has Signed with the Sharks

Update 7:41pm ET: As noted in the comments of this post by NHL Jeff, my wording in this title is inaccurate. He hasn’t been ‘signed’, simply traded. (My apologies—it’s been a long week!)

via press release:

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired defensemen Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defensemen Matt Carle and Ty Wishart, a first round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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Report:  Dan Boyle to the San Jose Sharks

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

The Vancouver Canucks are one of three teams in the running for veteran defenseman, Dan Boyle.

Sources tell TSN the Canucks, San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers are the three teams Boyle is considering, however he has yet to waive his no-trade clause to clear the way for a trade.

The belief is Boyle will consent to trade at some point today and will select the team of his choice, however until he officially waives his no-trade, there is always a chance the Lightning’s efforts to move him may be scuttled.

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Update 10:20am ET (alanah): Link above has entirely changed the content—

Sources tell TSN that Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Dan Boyle has waived his no-trade clause and has agreed to a trade to the San Jose Sharks.

The paper work confirming Boyle has consented is being processed right now and once signed by Boyle, it will clear the way for the Sharks and Lightning to complete the deal.

In return for the 31 year old veteran defenseman,  its believed Tampa will receive a package that will include 23 old defenseman Matt Carle, a 1st round pick, a prospect and a 4th round pick.

Sources say defenseman Brad Lukowich is also part of the deal going to San Jose.

Update 10:51am ET: From Lightning Strikes

“Yes,” Boyle’s agent George Bazos said. “That’s the way we’re going. We went through the whole process and picked a [place] he’s very happy to be. If the Lightning can go ahead and [consummate] a trade, then Dan is very happy with that.”

 

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Evening Line

“We’ve been in communication,” Bazos said of Boyle’s camp and the Lightning. “Everybody understands everybody’s position. Dan is going to think about things tonight. We will have further discussions (Friday) to find what is the best option for Dan.”

Said Lightning owner Len Barrie: “We’re working closely with Dan on trying to make this work on both sides. Dan has been a great player for the organization, but sometimes we have to make tough decisions. The good news for Dan is he has an opportunity to get into some great situations.”

Lightning Strikes says tomorrow could be the day Boyle decides his future…

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Teams Interested In Boyle

from Lightning Strikes,

But there apparently are more teams interested than the Senators. It is believed the list includes the Sharks, who lost Brian Campbell to free agency, Canucks, Flyers, Islanders and Thrashers. There could be others but these seem the most likely right now….

Boyle has said he is not inclined to waive his no-trade clause, but doing so could be risky as it is believed Tampa Bay could at some point put him on waivers and expose him to the entire league. If Boyle agrees to a trade, at least he has some control over where he ends up.

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Boyle Asked to Waive NTC

from Lightning Strikes,

Things all of a sudden seem to be moving fast with the Lightning and Dan Boyle as the Lightning defenseman confirmed the team has asked him to waive his no-trade clause.

“They have asked me to waive my no-trade clause,” Boyle said, “but that’s all I can say right now.”

It was unclear if the Lightning gave Boyle a destination.

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Update 2:11pm ET (alanah): Erik Erlendsson at his Tampa Tribune blog, notes this:

Here’s an indicator as to what the Lightning has in mind of what they fully intend to do with Dan Boyle. If you go to the Lightning homepage during the introduction of the new faces (and a couple of familiar ones), Boyle is not among those listed, which also includes Gary Roberts, Ryan Malone along with the likes of Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis. But no mention of Boyle.

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Boyle Knows It Is A Business

from Lightning Strikes,

Boyle, who turns 32 on July 12, said listening to the rumors he will be traded to help clear cap space for a team that is over the $56.7-million limit “has been tough. It’s been really hard.”

He also said that right now, he has no intention of waiving his no-trade clause. Having said that, he also said he understands this situation is not personal.

“I’m looking at every different angle, but mainly, absolutely, business,” he said. “If a trade makes sense, I completely understand, and I have no problem with that. But on the other hand, if it doesn’t make sense, then I do have a problem with that.”

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The Boyle Talk

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Peterburg Times,

Because Boyle is one of the game’s best puck-moving defensemen, characterized by former Lightning coach John Tortorella as the key to the team’s attack.

It is why Hall of Famer and Panthers analyst Denis Potvin said of the unconfirmed gossip, “Until something happens, I won’t believe it. I just don’t see where this will be a smart move.”

The talk could be moot.

Boyle, who turns 32 on July 12 and has a six-year, $40-million contract that pays $6.667-million annually, has a no-trade clause Bazos said he is not inclined to waive. Even that sparked conversation.

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Updated 11:05pm ET (alanah): Darren Dreger at TSN

Sources say the Tampa Bay Lightning have contacted the Boyle camp to alert them to the fact a deal may be in the works. Whether or not the Lightning have officially asked Boyle to waive his no-trade clause is unconfirmed, however a source close to the player says they have.

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Afternoon Line

from Lightning Strikes,

Before we even get into why the Lightning, as it stands at this moment, is in no position to give up one of the league’s best puck-moving defensemen, let’s start with this: Dan Boyle, recently married to a local woman and expecting a child in late November, has a no-trade clause that his agent said Monday Boyle likely is not inclined to waive.

“I haven’t pushed it with Dan other than when we signed,” agent George Bazos said of when Boyle signed his six-year, $40-million deal. “Dan wants to be in Tampa. Nothing has changed as far as that goes. My best guess is that Dan would not want to waive his no-trade clause right now.”

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Malone & Roberts Officially Signed by Lightning

From TSN,

Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts are officially members of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and defenceman Dan Boyle might be the player in the team’s cross-hairs.

Malone has agreed to a seven year, $31.5 million contract, while Roberts agreed to terms on a one year contract that pays him a base salary of $1.25 million plus $10,000 for every game that he plays in the 2008-09 NHL regular season. So if Roberts were to play in all 82 games, he would earn $820,000 in bonuses, which could make his total income for the season $2.07 million.

continued… plus some speculation on Dan Boyle’s future

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A First For Parise

from Fire & Ice,

Parise’s fight came 3:47 into the third period against Tampa Bay defenseman Dan Boyle. Parise actually inadvertantly started the altercation by kicking Boyle’s left skate out from under him in the right corner.

“If I did, I didn’t try,” Parise said. “I wasn’t trying to slew foot him or anything. I was just going for the puck. We got back in front of the net and he tried to slew foot me and he got me in the face, so it just escalated from there.”

Parise said he had not been in a fight since midget. “First and probably last for a while,” he said. “I don’t see it happening again anytime soon. It was all kind of a blur when it happened…It was fun. Something you’ve got to do.”

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Boyle Re-Signs

via Lightning Strikes,

The Lightning on Monday night signed defenseman Dan Boyle to a six-year deal thought to be worth $40-million.

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The Tampa Situation

From Bob McKenzie at TSN,

The word on the street from rival general managers around the league is that Lightning GM Jay Feaster is in a situation where he’s being told by potential team owner Oren Koules to find out what he could get for veteran forward Brad Richards.  [...]

First, the team wants to have centre Vincent Lecavalier signed to a long-term contract this summer. They want him locked up and made him a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning for life.  Secondly, you know that winger Martin St. Louis is also in for the long haul because his contract gets more affordable with each passing year.

Feaster also wants to sign defenceman Dan Boyle to a long-term contract, but the team also wants to get a No. 1 goaltender somewhere down the line. It’s going to be expensive to do all of that.

more… with ideas about potential destinations for Richards. (*apparently $7.8 million salary isn’t as limiting as I would’ve thought…)

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To Sign Boyle, Trade Richards

from Lightning Strikes,

Feaster isn’t trading Vinny Lecavalier. He probably wants to keep Boyle. To do that, he has to cut salary somewhere. Richards has underperformed, Forsberg seems out of the equation, so it seems logical Feaster wants to see what Richards’ market is like before deciding if he can sign Boyle, because if Tampa Bay can be out from under Richards’ salary, that makes Boyle’s contract doable.

As we have said, there are a lot of moving parts here, including how the Lightning does Wednesday and Thursday in what will be a difficult back-to-back against the Sabres and Islanders.

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The Importance Of Dan Boyle

from Lightning Strikes,

Here is coach John Tortorella after the game:

“As I’ve always said, everybody always talks about the three guys,’’ he said of Vinny Lecavalier, Brad Richards and Dan Boyle. “But there is no one more important to our team than Danny Boyle. He is our transition key.’‘

Perhaps Boyle, who wants to make the Tampa Bay area, perhaps even St. Petersburg, his long-term home, takes a little less to stay, though he already did that in his current contract of three-years, $10-million. Much could depend on what the Lightning wants to be. Does it want to compete next season under would-be owner Oren Koules, or does it want to take some steps back now to take more forward later. The answer to that riddle may be the key to getting a new contract done.

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The Value Of Boyle

from the St. Petersburg Times,

The agent for Dan Boyle said he and the Lightning will have preliminary talks this week about extending the star defenseman’s contract.

“They had always told us they wanted Dan to stay and be part of the organization,” George Bazos said Sunday.

Boyle, 31, one of the game’s best puck-moving blue-liners, is in the final year of a three-year, $10-million contract.

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A good move by Tampa Bay, they will get a picture of the dollar figure Boyle wants, if they can’t make the dollars work, look for Boyle to be traded near the deadline.

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Bolts May Be Forced To Move Boyle

from the Tampa Tribune,

Lightning GM Jay Feaster has stated his intention to open contract talks with Boyle’s agent. But the odds of a deal being worked out in the next three weeks are remote, at best, even if a purchase agreement to sell the team to Oren Koules is announced this week as expected.

Defensemen the caliber of Boyle, who can skate and move the puck, are commodities in the NHL these days and teams don’t like to part with them. But that also means the player holds the hammer in negotiations and there’s a good chance Boyle’s side could start talks seeking a salary starting in the neighborhood of $7 million a season. That’s why moving Boyle appears all but likely in my opinion.

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Boyle Facing Surgery

from the Tampa Bay Lightning,

Tampa Bay Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster Issued a Statement Today Regarding Dan Boyle:

“The MRI on Dan Boyle’s surgically-repaired left wrist showed that two of the three tendons severed on September 22 have not properly healed and that additional surgery will be required. We have placed Dan on the NHL’s Injured Reserve List retroactive to his last game, November 3, 2007. Dan will be consulting with a number of hand and wrist specialists recommended to him by the Lightning medical staff, after which he will be scheduled for additional surgery on his wrist. Dan will be out of the Lightning line-up indefinitely

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Boyle To Undergo MRI Tomorrow

from Lightning Strikes,

Dan Boyle did not practice Sunday and will have an MRI Monday to make sure the three surgically repaired tendons in his left wrist are healing properly. Coach John Tortorella said Boyle will not play Monday at Florida, and said the team has some concerns about the strength in the hand.

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Dan Boyle is Back

From Damian Cristodero at Lighting Strikes,

It appears that defenseman Dan Boyle, who missed the season’s first nine games after three tendons in his left wrist were sliced by a falling skate, will return to the lineup for tonight’s game against the Rangers.

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