Thread: John Carlson?
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06-01-2011, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by MoJoSauce View Post
I liked his regular season play a lot, especially lined up with Alzner. Only downside to Carlson was that he seemed to stop playing "his" game in the playoffs.

Looked like NYR, especially Avery, were able to push his buttons and get him to stop playing the way he had all season. 3 puck moving defensemen next season will be a welcomed change
I think that's something that will come with maturity and age. The Caps need a veteran leader on defense badly; look at what Arnott did for the forwards. Hannan was supposed to be that guy, but I didn't honestly see it from him.

And no, Erskine doesn't count as a veteran leader.

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