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Florida Panthers UFAs - Sign 'em or Burn 'em: Nick Boynton

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Nick Boynton

#44 / Defenseman / Florida Panthers

6-2

210

Jan 14, 1979


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Nick Boynton 68 5 16 21 7 91 0 0 1 0 104 4.8

2008-09 Cap Hit: $2,950,000

PROS:

  • Finished with his first positive plus/minus (+7) since 2003-04
  • Highest point total (21) since 2003-04
  • Led the club in penalty minutes (91)
  • Multiple attributes allowed for the trading away of Wade Belak
  • Shares his name with a Palm Beach County city, making him a natural

CONS:

  • Denials to the contrary, his relationship with coach Pete DeBoer is toast
  • Bit of a hot temper, proven by taking poor penalties at critical moments
  • Is friend Keith Ballard the only guy who can keep him balanced?

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High-fiving the opposition probably wasn't one of Boynton's wiser professional decisions while with Florida.