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02-08-2013, 04:58 PM
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I think Carlyle's system, has Franson playing good two way hockey and I think that also applies to Holzer, first under Eakins and now Carlyle both employ a similar system, same applies to Fraser and I believe Kostka will also catch up and buy into that system too.

On the flip side Komisarek is not playing up to Carlyle's expectations but if he starts to listen and buys in, he may even earn the money he is being paid, Liles is a bit of a mystery he's a vetern and has played in a few systems however I think he is better suited to the Wilson system of run and gun, with less checking.

Phanuef is struggling a bit but I think he will be ok and so too is Gunnarsson, I think they can play in almost any system and will be great going forward and I'm not worrying about them.

Last but not least Gardiner, I don't think he can play Carlyle's system right now but he is such a dynamic player, the team has him learning the ropes under Eakins so that he can return at some point and become a dynamic 2 way player on the Leafs, much as Franson has.

So summing it up IMO Komisarek is the fly in the ointment and should be moved if possible and then Kostka because he is a UFA next year but is there any place for him going forward and hang on to Liles, at least for while.

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