I don't see why everybody wants the flyers to get parise, nash, ryan, or even re sign carle, his cost will be much highier than his worth, he is at best a 4th defenceman. There is a fine line between a 3rd and a 4th, a 3rd guy can carry a lesser talented player(which would be a 5 or 6), carle cannot do this for 82 games then 16-24 possible grueling playoff games.
Let him go, i like our chances of competing with kimo paired with coborn as a shutdown unit, and mezaros paired with grossman makes a solid second unit, and i love the addition of luke schenn.
He has shown maturity beyond his age and a change of scenery along with playing alongside his yougner brother bodes well for his future in the city of brotherly love.
In the latter parts of the season when mezaros got hurt the flyers called up brandon manning who plays fearless in his own end and has time to work on his offensive game with the phantoms. Marc andre Bourdon has shown he can be a solid 6th atleast andu feel he has more upside than that andtoo Gustafson really impressed me in the playoffs, esp in game 6with vs the pens.
So let carle walk for the 4.5 or 5+ he'll likely tender on the open market, we have a rookie in Gustafson who i feel can step into that role and play better in his own end, i like our top 7 defence
This is a good young team with much potential, im not sold on bryz's ability to carry us into promise land but with a year in the pressure cooker of philly under his belt im confident he will play more consistently and will have a game more like the 20 games of 2012 reg season where
he was streaky hot at times. With the backup of leighton if and when bryz falters he can play 18 games and win atleast 12u of them
Now at foward if and i suspect jagr will sign with the habs we will have some offence to make up for, i beleive b.schenn will step up and pot atleast 40+ pts and Couts should be goox for 30+ as a shutdown center this us 2 scoring lines, with G centering harts and vorachek and briere centering schenn and simmonds.
Couturier as our shutdown center and flanked by matt reid who should push for 45+ pts and eric wellwood, leaving max talbot to cented the energy line with rinaldo and harry z on the wings. I like this squad very much and its got a home grown feel to it aswell.