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08-13-2010, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TheGreat28 View Post
I'm not sure I completely agree with these. Asham and Carcillo had virtually identical stats. Howeve, Carcillo played on top line for half the season. Asham played with two really young players for most of the season. Carcillo drew more penalties, but also had double the PIM. Both had a few really sweet plays, but really those were flashes. To me, Carcillo = Asham.

In terms of Carcillo vs. Powe, that really depends on what role you are looking for. If it is a scoring role, well let's face it, Powe (along with Nodl) has fallen short in that role. But if you want a defensive specialist who can also PK, then Powe > Carcillo. In the SC finals, that was clearly the case.

At the end of the day, Carcillo doesn't score enough for me to put him on a line with Richards, Carter, Zherdev, Giroux, Briere, etc, and isn't defensive enough for a checking line role. But frankly, they have him so you gotta do something with him.
I was comparing in terms of overall ability as a NHL player, not individual aspects of their game.

Also, I wasn't arguing that he should be in a scoring role, 3rd line agitator is fine by me. I know the names are tainted around here, but Carcillo can be our Avery or Tucker any day of the week as far as I am concerned.

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