Thread: Speculation: Gormley piece: Carle v. Leino?
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05-30-2011, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by go david krejci 430 View Post
Tom Preissing and Marek Malik both led the league amongst defensemen on consecutive years since the lockout. Both are out of the league. League leaders among defensemen for +/- are a collection of elite defensemen, and partners who hid behind their anchor.

Holmgren paid Meszaros MORE to anchor the 3rd pairing because Carle can't do it.
Holmgren traded for Meszaros because he's a good young defenseman and getting him for a 2nd round pick was a steal. You need to build up some young defense when your two top defenseman are 37. It had nothing to do with Carle "not being able to anchor the 3rd pair". Carle was already established on a top pairing with Pronger. As successful as that pairing is, why would they have looked to break it up?

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