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.

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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