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07-23-2013, 01:41 PM
Random Forest
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Originally Posted by OccupySouthBroadSt View Post
Carle would have helped more than the three stooges we replaced him with that is for sure.
Sure, and I admitted as much...but that doesn't change the fact that he would still be committed to our roster for 5 more years.

Maybe Carle squeaks us into the playoffs (again, that's a pretty big assumption), but it's not like we were going to make real noise. I'd rather invest in the next five years than blow some money on Carle and commit him long term because he makes our team better for just the one year.

Also, Carle still was TB's minutes leader and yeah he wasn't great but wasn't terrible..that team had a lot of issues. Chalk it up to a transition year for Carle maybe. Hey we gave Bryz a mulligan and that dude proved nothing his first year other than that he was overpaid.
Fair enough. But the thing with Carle is that he's not an offensive defender, and he's not sound in his own zone. He is purely a transition guy. And he puts up some points because of that one skill, but he really doesn't bring anything else to the table.

So basically, his points get inflated because he can effectively move the puck up ice (not because he actually generates any offense), which means his salary gets inflated with it. This is precisely the difference between him and Streit. Streit can actually generate offense himself and move the puck up ice. That's much more worthy of a big contract than Carle's one tool game.

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