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05-12-2011, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by 35NW8ING View Post
I'm not "rehashing" any debate. Meszaros was a failure in TB, Carle wasn't a failure until about mid Feb on. The point is that Meszaros is a fine 3rd pairing D-Man. Play him first or second pairing minutes like the Flyers did from about February on, and the results speak for themselves.
Up until Yzerman's take over, the Tampa Bay organization was as much of a joke as the New York Islanders, only far less publicized.

Neither Meszaros or Carle failed Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay failed them.

While Carle always had his fallbacks, Meszaros is certainly capable of playing a well-rounded game.

Originally Posted by 35NW8ING View Post
Playing on the third pairing where he belongs and he's rarely matched up against top lines from opposing teams. If Pronger, Carle, Coyburn, & Timmo are all healthy and in the lineup at the start of the playoffs, Meszaros plays about 14-16 min per game which is the most he should be on the ice anyway.
Meszaros plays 14-16 minutes a game only because Carle is paired with Pronger. Honestly, I'd rather have Meszaros anchor a pairing than Carle, so that's something I can live with.

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