Toronto Maple Leafs’ Darryl Boyce Finally Getting Some Love

January 11th, 2011 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »
Up until a few weeks ago most of Leafs Nation didn’t know the name Darryl Boyce unless they’ve watched the Marlies consistently over a number of years.

Before being called up for this recent stint Boyce had played all of one game up with the big club and that was right out the AUAA University of New Brunswick hockey program after playing in the OHL with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors.

Otherwise Boyce road the bus down with the AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies with the likes of Bates Bataglia, Alex Foster, Andre Deveaux, Anton Stralman, Ben Ondrus and Boyd Devereaux among others under the tutelage of mostly then-head coach Greg Gilbert who certainly instilled a strong work ethic with an Iron Mike Keanan style of coaching.

How do I know? I was down there covering the 2008/09 Marlies for T.O. Sports magazine while sitting beside Gurdeep Ahluwalia (now with CP24) and I had the opportunity to watch, interview and see Boyce in the dressing room in practice and in many game situations.

I had written an article mentioning which players should be brought up to help the ailing Leafs at the time and the players included Phil Ore ...

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