Gormley piece: Carle v. Leino?
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05-30-2011, 07:05 PM
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Carle also led the team in giveaways with 59 and only had 33 takeaways in return in the regular season. The only player with a bigger difference was Odie.
In the playoffs he again led the team with 12 giveaways and only 3 takeaways, this time having the biggest difference on the team.
Defenseman who handle the puck as much as Carle does, are going to have giveways. Defenseman such as Keith, Doughty, Kaberle, Seabrook, Chara, and Yandle, who many would state are better defenseman than Carle, had more giveaways than Carle.
So the sample size is the same, in 09/10 Carle had 65 giveaways, and Pronger had 58Pretty much even. Coburn had 51 giveaways to Carle's 59 this Season. Not much difference.
As far as takeaways, Timonen led with 43. Coburn, Meszaros, and Carle were grouped together with 34,33,32. Pretty much the same.
I thought Carle had some games in the playoffs where he was careless with the puck. As I said previously, his play in the playoffs was subpar. He wasn't the only one.
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