10:24 AM EST, Fri November 27, 2015

Dan Boyle likely playing final NHL season

In all likelihood, Dan Boyle is playing his final season in the NHL. The veteran defenseman told The Record following Wednesday’s practice at the Madison Square Garden Training Center that while “nothing is for sure,” he is leaning toward retirement and not seeking another contract once his two-year, $9 million deal with the Rangers expires. The 39-year-old said being away from his two young daughters gets tougher “more and more every year.” To read the rest of this article from today’s Record, please click here. ====================================================== Follow me...

Boyle back in, Etem remains out

Winners of nine straight and going for a franchise record 10th in a row on Thursday night at Amalie Arena against the Lightning, the Rangers will make just two alterations to their lineup from Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden. Defenseman Dan Boyle will re-enter the lineup after scoring the shootout winner in Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win at Ottawa. Rookie Dylan McIlrath was a minus-2 in 11:00 against the Maple Leafs. Boyle has three assists in 14 games as he returns to Tampa Bay, where he played parts of six seasons with the Lightning from 2001-2008,...
Raw Charge Nov 18, 2015

The Dan Boyle Effect on the Tampa Bay Lightning

Dan Boyle was a tremendous offensive defenseman for the Lightning during their run to the 2004 Stanley Cup. He'll forever be remembered fondly in Tampa, but his impact has gone on past his playing days. Late last season, I wrote an article here on Raw Charge about the ripples and the continuing impact of the Martin St. Louis/Ryan Callahan trade. Over the summer, some of the staff kicked around some ideas about other trades and what they had meant to the team over time. The biggest name that kept coming up on the list was defenseman Dan Boyle. He ended up being a key piece of the puzzle to...
PensBurgh Nov 18, 2015

No suspension for Nino Niederreiter, Olli Maatta remains in hospital

The NHL has reportedly decided not to suspend Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter for his hit on Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta According to the PG's Dave Molinari, the NHL has decided not to suspend Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter for his hit on Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta. Niederreiter will not be punished by the league for his shove on Olli Maatta Tuesday night. Source says NHL reviewed it "long and hard." — Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) November 18, 2015 Here's the hit, if you need to see it again; For the check-list that hit was: A) incredibly late after the...
New York Post Nov 14, 2015

The embattled Ranger who came up big against Senators

OTTAWA — Dan Boyle was surrounded by reporters in the victorious Rangers locker room, and it had nothing to do with his underwhelming play this season. Wearing the black Broadway Hat given to the team’s MVP for each game, the struggling defenseman smiled broadly Saturday as he discussed his shootout-winning goal that helped the Rangers...
New York Daily News Nov 14, 2015
Dan Boyle nets shootout winner as Rangers win again

Dan Boyle nets shootout winner as Rangers win again

A hockey game felt trivial Saturday afternoon, but the NHL, Ottawa Senators and Rangers were aware of their place in all of this.
New York Post Nov 9, 2015

Rangers’ Dan Boyle OK with snags before Stanley Cup dream

There has been one stated goal for Dan Boyle since he signed his two-year, $9 million contract with the Rangers on July 1, 2014. Now at 39 years old, Boyle just wants another chance to win a Stanley Cup. Turns out that after a year and a half and one trip to the conference final,...

Vigneault on Boyle: “I’ve got to do what’s best for the team”

GREENBURGH – You only had to look at Dan Boyle’s face as he spoke to know how difficult it is for a proven NHL veteran to be told he’s not a full-time player anymore. “Of course (it’s difficult),” he said. “Yeah. It is, yes.” But that’s the case for the 39-year-old defenseman who struggled for [...] The post Vigneault on Boyle: “I’ve got to do what’s best for the team” appeared first on Rangers Report.
New York Post Nov 8, 2015

Rick Nash out again, Dan Boyle returns to Rangers’ lineup

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Rick Nash, in no danger of losing his spot in the lineup, was sidelined for the second straight game Saturday night against the Coyotes, No. 61 still not fully recovered from the back issue that arose at Thursday’s practice. Meanwhile, Dan Boyle, who conceivably could face competition from Dylan McIlrath for the...
New York Post Nov 8, 2015

Rangers capture fifth straight behind stellar Antti Raanta

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It is beginning to come into focus for the Rangers, who, after an opening month through which they were able to win consistently despite not playing up to their — and everyone else’s — demanding standards, are on a pretty impressive roll. And it is through the same formula through which the...
Rangers' Boyle a likely scratch for McIlrath vs. Caps

Rangers' Boyle a likely scratch for McIlrath vs. Caps

Rookie defenseman Dylan McIlrath likely will replace veteran Dan Boyle in the lineup Tuesday night.

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