Gormley piece: Carle v. Leino?
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05-30-2011, 05:53 PM
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Playoffs, when the games matter, is what matters. Playing the same team more than one game at a time, he was woefully exposed. That matters.
Carle was also replaced on the top-pairing during the season by Timonen-Coburn, and Meszaros started getting more ice time for him. Without Pronger, Carle's role was reduced, and was getting Matt Walker and Danny Syvret.
Carle wasn't exposed in the playoffs. I'll agree that his play was below his normal level, but so was Meszaros and Coburn's play. Carle was on the ice for 12 goals against in the playoffs at ES. I've watched every goal over and over on replay. Carle made a mistake in coverage or a turnover leading to a goal in 2 out of those 12 goals. Otherwise, it was a turnover or a blown coverage by another player, or a weak goal let in by the Goaltending on a routine shot.
Carle average 21:59 of icetime in the regular Season, and 23:24 of icetime in the playoffs. So how much was his role reduced? Why would the Coaching staff put a player who is supposedly weak defensively out with lesser players such as Walker and Syvret? And by the way, Meszaros and Carle were out on the ice together frequently during the playoffs.
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