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12-29-2009, 09:05 AM
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No one here ever said he had number one shut-down potential.
I can promise you if Pronger wasn't acquired it'd be Parent in the top 4. Despite health issues he is a very good shut-down defenseman. He can't really be a number one because he's one-dimensional. That one-dimension though, he does exceptionally well. It's a little like the anti-Jones I guess, but this doesn't cost us goals-against.
Also, lately you should not question Carle. He's played pretty well defensively.
And most people here may not agree with me, but I think Carle has potential to be a number 1 guy as much as Coburn. I didn't think that until this year, and you can't just say it's all Pronger. Carle looks like a force right now.
It's going to be a pretty interesting decision this summer.
bs people have said he has #1 pairing potential. way to lazt to even tyr to find it so dont ask.
of course he would be in the top 4 if pronger wasnt here that isnt really saying much though is it as they would not have any other options. yoru missing the point big time. earning a top 4 role and having one handed to you are 2 different items. remember when jones was as top 4 man on the flyers? that was by default
i shouldnt question carle because he has played well of late? well i guess you version of playing well and mine really differ. he is avg at best in the defenisve zone. playing well for a few game stretch is fine but wont change my opinion. he also doesnt bring enough offense to make up for his defensive shortcomings. didnt he have like 15 points in the first 15 games or something like that? hasnt done much since.guess we will disagree as no way do i ever see him being a #1 dman
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