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We now know what hockey experts think of Charlie Coyle

Published March 21, 2024 at 9:59

Charlie Coyle never fails to be the subject of talks in hockey circles.

The Bruins first line center has been scrutinized as of late, being often labelled as a good but not great pivot on one of the league's top team by many. The missed opportunity to add a top six center on trade deadline did nothing to calm talks about the Bruins unusual shallow depht center.

In a recent article written by Sean Gentille of The Athletic, Charlie Coyle finds himself categorized as a
"decent player who is overextended alongside Flames snarky Nazem Kadri and Colombus leader Boone Jenner"

Working in tandem with Pavel Zacha to round out Boston's top six, both players were categorized as
"Both really good 2 Cs"
by an anonymous scout who was willing to share his take with Gentille.

While this appreciation can be seen as a compliment, a certain feeling of want remains for the Bruins, who might find it difficult to replace retired future Hall of Famer Patrice Bergeron.

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We now know what hockey experts think of Charlie Coyle

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