Does anybody want Matt Carle back?
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06-20-2012, 04:51 PM
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What I can't understand is why Paul Holmgren, NHL scouts, analysts who cover the game and write about players, don't see what you see? How can that be that they have a different opinion of the player then you do? Are they watching a different player?
I've asked you before and I'll ask you again. Provide one, just one. Not multiple, but one credible source that agrees with your opinion of Carle as a player?
Oh and I forgot that Carle get's assists by accident. Just by being on a good offensive team. Because Carle's passing ability doesn't have anything to do with the team being good offensively. Honestly, is there anymore evidence needed then that of the bias you have against Carle? LOL
And no kidding his numbers would drop offensively if he was on a less offensive team. So would every other player in that situation! LOL
And he's a liability on the PP? Hysterical. Why do the Coaches play him there then? I know, they don't have anyone else. LMAO.
It's rare to find sources dedicated to criticizing players, especially second pairing defensemen. And as I've said before: just because the media says something, doesn't make it true. They aren't flawless gods among men. Many of them in the field outside the Flyers media doesn't watch as much of the Flyers as we do. Many in the Flyers media are total idiots. Here, let's try this: Find me a single guy in the media who will tell you that a defensemen who doesn't play physically, is prone to positional mistakes, can't/won't clear the crease, and is prone to terrible unforced turnovers is a good thing to have on the ice 23 minutes a night. Find me a single media member who wouldn't recommend trying to find an alternative to that. The majority of articles being written are praising someone. Very few exist which tear players down for their flaws...does that mean those flaws don't exist?
He gets played on the PP because there is nobody else who can be put out there. It was out of necessity. He has no shot, which is a bad thing to have on your blue line. You laugh about it, but it's true. Responding to that with some pre-teen "lmao" doesn't change that reality.
This team has the offensive skill to continue producing at a high rate without Carle. If you think he is the cog that drives this team's scoring, your bias is blinding.
Carle is what he is: a decent player who is being relied on too heavily by the Flyers, and who gets grossly overrated by you. He needs to be on a pairing in a secondary role. A team that has Carle in a major defensive role is a team that has serious issues...especially if they have to pay him at an inflated rate because they have no other choices and the market is thin.
I'm done with this, until you're willing to look at Carle in a realistic light and realize there is more wrong with him than his bad shot. Listening to you, he's one of the top defensemen in the league and has only one flaw. That's wrong.
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