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02-02-2013, 06:33 PM
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Of course. He got the ice time because he was good enough for it. Was Lilja or Bourdon going to play 22 minutes per game? He's never averaged less than 21 for us. As we saw this summer, there aren't a ton of those guys readily available on the open market, that's why we had to go into the RFA market.
Being better than those guys isn't exactly an accomplishment. Playing Carle as a major anchor of our defense came about as necessity, not choice, and it didn't make the team better. That the Flyers didn't wish to keep using him in that role and let him take his services elsewhere helps show that.

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