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New York Rangers: Dan Boyle Needs To Take A Seat, Become A Black Ace

Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP
Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP

Despite the New York Rangers still sitting in the No. 2 spot of the Metropolitan Division, there is one guy in this lineup who needs to sit.

By Robby Sabo

If you’re a diehard fan of the New York Rangers, you understand the one thing that made such a difference when the 2014 and 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff squads are compared.

That one thing is actually a person, and his name is Anton Stralman.

In 2014 the Blueshirts shocked the hockey world by getting to the Stanley Cup Final. The main ingredient was the depth along the blueline.

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Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Anton Stralman, Kevin Klein, and John Moore made up a defense grouping that was better than good. They were downright nasty.

Fast forward to the 2015 playoffs, and one slot’s drastic falloff couldn’t have been more apparent.

Out was Stralman and in was Dan Boyle.

Despite Boyle’s age being closer to 60 than 18 (39), he incredibly makes just as much money as Stralman ($4.5 million a year for each player).

There are so many legitimate reasons Boyle needs to take a seat. Here are a few:


Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com