Thread: Speculation: Would you take Carle back?
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05-23-2012, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
The problem I have with this anology is that Carle doesn't eat up 24 minutes at a high level.

Sure he plays 24 minutes, but in that time, you get several turn-overs, weak handling, terrible shooting, and no physicality. Just because he is playing 24 minutes a night, doesn't mean it's a good thing.

Timonen - Gustaffson -20
Coburn - Grossman -20
Mezaros - ? -20

That ? could be any of the following

Suter - Yeah it's possible, would be nice

Scott Hannan - cheap, reliable, physical and solid

Bryan Allen - Same as the above. gets the job done

Johnny Oduya - Physical, eats minutes, occasional brain fart

Brad Stuart - possible?

Jason Garrison - possible

There's quite a few middle/bottom pairing D on the market that can be had for relatively cheap.
Yes Coaches routinely play players you describe 24 minutes a night. Because they want turnovers, weak handling, terrible shooting and no physicality on the ice that much. I won't bother supplying any facts that refute your opinion. As you would think those facts would be stupid.

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Originally Posted by Flyerfan4life View Post
exactly, he was eating up those minutes cuz Lavi basicly had no choice.. he worked with the staff he had..

this year i suspect we'll see a much different Defense. ala no Carle
How do you explain the minutes that Carle played when there was a choice. When everyone including Pronger was healthy?

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