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11-01-2012, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
That doesn't seem like a very accurate description of Carle's game to me.

Carle was never offensive enough to be a true offensive defenseman. (I truly believe that there are posters here who could match his wrist shot). However he was a reliable positional defender (if turnover prone). He was never physically imposing, but his defensive play was never really the weakest part of his game--his decision-making was.

That said, I'm not sure Carle is the best measure of the kind of player Gardiner projects to be, right?
That's why I said that Gardiner is like Carle now. I'm sure he'll be better than Carle in the future, but I wouldn't be willing to part with Couturier unless the deal filled the Flyers need of a proven #1 defenseman.

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