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10-27-2011, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
Your usually a stats guy, this thread is littered with stats that contradict your opinion. Are the stats wrong? And for those that say +/- is a useless statistic, Carle was Hor-awful last night......not surprisingly, he was a -3. I agree that Carle has the odd terrible game, last night was the first night without his regular partner, he and Mes struggled. I suspect within a couple of games they will be solid.
Chris Pronger really is the key to Carles statistical quality. Remember the playoffs last year? Carle is a weak hockey player physically, making him overmatched against physical forwards, he makes poor decisions with the puck regularly (reflected in his turnover stats), he makes simply bizarre defensive decisions regularly, and has a putrid shot from the point (which is the primary reason he is borderline useless on the PP), etc.

Mez is another guy that has gotten terribly overrated, but he's better than Carle. Both he and Coburn are way too aggressive positionally on D with regularity... All of which is why Pronger and Timonen are so crucial to this team.

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