Matt Carle to Test FA Waters
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06-28-2012, 06:37 PM
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He plays defense.
Arguable. Wideman and Carle are certainly comparable.
My take on Carle, and I feel I speak for most Flyers fans-- he is a #4 defender at best. He is not
, but the fact is, he frustrates you with less than stellar offensive ability, and the all too frequent brain fart in the D zone.
But when it comes down to it, Carle is a player who can eat a lot of minutes, and will put up 40ish points a year. So even though you'll hate him at times, at the end of the year, you wont be mad that he was on your team.
However-- that is the general view of Carle at $3.5m. Most fans will not go a penny above $4.5m to re-sign him. Unfortunately, he very realistically will command 5+ on the market, so one team will walk away with Matt Carle, but will be extremely disappointed given the price that they will pay.
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