Thread: Injury Report: Matt Carkner
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12-01-2011, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by N Bahn Ahden View Post
Obviously he brings an element that nobody else currently does. But that doesn't mean overall he's among the six best D we have on the healthy roster (I'm not going to bother arguing that he isn't, just that being different doesn't necessarily imply that he's better).
And I'm certainly not delusional enough to think he'll spend every game in the top-6, but I really can't see him as a permanent 7, there's just too many variables. Personally, I think the best case would be him and Rundblad taking turns in the 7 spot, not a game to game basis, but I expect both to see significant time.

That said, last night more than ever I found it apparent we seemed to get pushed around a bit, especially on the defensive end. Would have been a perfect game for Carkner I feel, possibly same with tomorrow against Dallas, not as familiar with them. With Washington on Saturday, goes without saying Rundblad would draw in.

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