Matt Carle Trade
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06-09-2011, 10:52 AM
Join Date: May 2011
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Not really. We have a problem with the whole "legit winger" thing. Who will we have next year if we don't re-sign Leino? Versteeg...Carter can play on wing if he has to...JVR...Giroux can play on wing...Hartnell. Our best wingers are centers. That's pretty much the end of the skill list., after that you get into the Nodls and Carcillos. We have nice offensive depth overall, but it doesn't take long before you start putting serious dents into it.
Bryz is a far superior goalie to anything we've had in a long, long time. We needed to build that expensive defense to cover for Leighton and Boosh, who Homer intended to be our starting tandem going into the season. Bryzgalaov can manage with a slightly weakened defense. Carle is the weakest defensive player, and his cap hit is too high considering that fact. So, he should go. The defense gets a little worse, but goaltending gets much better so it evens out.
Even if the Flyers don't resign Leino and move another Forward such as Versteeg, they still have plenty of offense. As much as any team. Every team has to rely on players such as Nodl, to chip in.
Carle's Cap hit is well worth the production he brings. Carle may or may not be the weakest defensive player, that's debatable. Even if he is, compared to the others he is still a solid player in his own end and his playmaking and puck moving ablility are keys to the team. I don't see those as being reasons for why he should go. For the reasons I have explained multiple times. Those reasons still exist.
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