Philadelphia Flyers’ New Defender Nick Boynton Making an Impact

March 11th, 2011 by donald wood Leave a reply »
Although people in Philadelphia may not know much about Nick Boynton, the well-traveled, journeyman defender could be a big part of the Flyers success this postseason.

The Flyers defense is one of the strongest and deepest in the NHL, but it’s also one of the oldest. Chris Pronger (37), Kimmo Timonen (turns 36 in March) and Sean O’Donnell (39) are all older and may be more susceptible to injuries through the playoffs.

That’s where Boynton comes in. He can take care of business for the Flyers when one of their top six defensemen needs a day off and he is a completely viable option in case of injuries.

“I am just looking to help this team anyway I can,” Nick Boynton said. “I just play my game and try to help the team win. I want to bring experience and try to work hard and play solid defense when I get the opportunity.”

While the depth at defense has been solid all year, Boynton makes $500,000 and will be a free agent at season's end.

It’s a no-risk situation.

Boynton, who is 32 years old himself, was claimed by the Philadelphia Flyers off of waivers from the Chicag ...

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