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July 1, 2012

Boyes believes 'both sides' contributed to low production with Sabres



Is that Ruff’s style?

“I don’t know. I assume that was his style,” Boyes said. “Certain guys he would talk to more and other guys he didn’t. For whatever reason, that’s the way it was.”

Boyes noted in a interview prior to signing he wanted to play for a coach “that I respect a lot.” That respect “starts with communicating with off-ice stuff.”

Naturally, Boyes is excited to join the Isles, a team that could off a top forward spot. Shortly after Boyes signed, they lost 67-point winger PA Parenteau to a four-year, $16 million deal from Colorado.

“(They offer) a position more suitable to my style, a top-six forward, a power-play situation,” Boyes said. “Those are two things that I think are something I’ll be able to put in.”

Isles assistant coach Doug Weight, Boyes’ teammate with the Blues, called him early. The possibly of playing with young scorers Matt Moulson and John Tavares was also enticing, Boyes said.

“I think it’ll be good,” said Boyes, who made $4 million last season.

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