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12-01-2008, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Carterfor60 View Post
We need to keep in mind that Carle isn't a finished product. He's in his 3rd Season. He's still developing as a player. He has a high level of skill, talent, and hockey sense. And is an immense upgrade over Eminger. He still needs to be polished. And hopefully that will happen. he has already made a huge improvement on the Flyers puck moving and puck possession game. That's what the NHL is all about these days. He holds his own defensively. We shouldn't be expecting him to be perfect or mistake free.
Carle will be more effective at even strength( kind of like Jay-Bo). I think rushing the puck and stretch passes out of his zone are his plus assets. D-men on average take about 2 yrs more to develop IMO. Goalies, usually the longest.

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