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Old 07-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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Default Darren Dreger reporting Lightning close to deal with Matt Carle.

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Working on details. Matt Carle is closing in on a deal with Tampa Bay Lightning.

6yrs/$5.5 average.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:29 PM
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Yes!

I know there was some talking on this board against Carle but I'm far from confident with what we have on D right now.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:35 PM
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Oh dear god, it had better be like a vokoun deal.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:37 PM
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Carle is NOT the dman we should overpay for. I'm so afraid of the $$ on this contract.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:41 PM
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I have faith that the contract won't be too bad. I'm sure we'll "overpay" since it's crazyseason, but whatever it is it shouldn't hamstring us for 13 years.
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Same. I actually like Carle a lot. His games when we had him last were under Melrose.. so it's hard to hold anything against him there.

He fits a need. Hopefully he's not overly overpaid here...but I trust Yzerman to make it work out.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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Obviously he's going to be overpaid. I'm sure Yzerman checked out the trading block and saw that no deals would be made that way. I think Carle gets 4.5 million but we'll see... we are dealing with SFY here.

If Carle is overpaid real bad, I hope it would at least be on a short term-ish deal.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:48 PM
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The Lightning have signed defenseman Matt Carle to a six-year contract tonight, Steve Yzerman has announced.

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Right around what you would expect RT @DarrenDreger: Carles agrees to 6 year contract with Tampa Bay. $5.5 aav.


Right around what I expected. Terms a bit long, but I'm ok with it. It's simply the going rate these days for a younger d-man. I'd much rather have him than trading for a guy and giving up an asset and paying a mil less.

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Old 07-04-2012, 08:51 PM
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Same. I actually like Carle a lot. His games when we had him last were under Melrose.. so it's hard to hold anything against him there.

He fits a need. Hopefully he's not overly overpaid here...but I trust Yzerman to make it work out.
Eh, thought he was bad in his own zone, thought the same when I saw him in philly. Not sure what need that would fill if that is still the case.

And i still think we give yzerman way to much of a pass. Im not sure how well Detroit has done since he started there. Id have to really go back and look at that though and I'm in no shape for that now.
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Six years, $5.5 million average per year.
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