Thursday, December 18, 2008

Trade A Blessing In Disguise For Matt Carle

(left) DU Alum Matt Carle

From: Philadelphia Flyers Website

DU Alum Matt Carle, the Flyers' newest defenseman, is only 23, but already he has been traded twice. The first trade, from San Jose to Tampa, surprised Carle. The second deal, from Tampa to the Flyers for Steve Downie and Steve Eminger in early November, blindsided him.

“I was shocked,” Carle said, seated in the vacant Flyers locker room at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone following practice. “When the trade went down during the summer to go (to Tampa), they were excited to have me. I thought that’s a place I’d be for some time as a part of their new movement.”

Once Carle recovered from the shock, he realized he’s in a great situation in Philadelphia. While Tampa tries to rebuild under former Flyers winger Rick Tocchet, the Flyers are looking like the formidable team everyone expected, a team capable of plunging deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs. [read rest of article]


pesimisticfan said...

F**K the Flyers! Let's go Rangers!

puck swami said...

Nice plugs for DU in the article...

Twister said...

Hopefully Carle can settle in with Philly and take his game to the next level. I'm sure the moving around hasn't helped his comfort level.