Thread: News Article: Matt Carle article
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07-21-2011, 06:01 PM
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Really this shakes out as people unable to get past the fact that Matt Carle isn't physical.

It's his major flaw. That and the inexplicable pass or two in his own zone every game. It's what prevents him from being a front line defenseman.

However, go look at every major Flyers OT goal over the last two seasons and something strange will strike you. On almost all of them there is an absolutely incredible pass from Carle leading up to the goal (on occasion there are two absolutely incredible passes from him on the same damn play.)

He's much better defensively than anyone here will ever give him credit for, despite his flaws, and he provides an element that a guy like Coburn can't provide.

You look at the whole player and decide whether the positives outweigh the negatives. In my opinion, Carle is a net plus to the team. Some of you refuse to even acknowledge the positives that he brings to the table because he isn't physical.

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