Matt Carle D TB 11 Months
We expect Matt Carle to have a nice offensive season in Tampa.
He should get plenty of time on the team's first power-play unit alongside superstars Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis and could easily register 25-28 points (almost 50 in a full season) in 2013. He is also a strong sleeper candidate.
Matt Carle D TB Aug 17 '12
Matt Carle has received the "blessing" of former captain Dave Andreychuk to wear No. 25 this season.
No player on the Lightning has worn the number since Andreychuk retired after the 2005-06 season and many believe that it should've been retired by the organization for his contributions, which included a Stanley Cup in 2004. Carle donned No. 25 when he played in Philadelphia and Mattias Ohlund has No. 5 now, which was his number when he played for the Bolts back in 2008-09.
Matt Carle D TB Jul 04 '12
Matt Carle has inked a six-year, $33 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
He posted four goals and 38 points in 82 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. Carle also recorded 164 blocked shots and averaged 23:01 of ice time per contest. He was a member of the Lightning during the 2008-09 campaign prior to being traded to the Flyers. The Bolts have improved their back end this off-season with the additions of Carle and Sami Salo, as both them should factor into the team's top four group.
Matt Carle D TB Jul 01 '12
Matt Carle won't be signing anywhere until Ryan Suter makes his decision.
Makes sense. When teams fall out of the Suter sweepstakes, they'll look to their Plan B options and that immediately throws Carle into the equation. The Flyers are still interested in bringing him back, but Carle is sure to draw some very nice offers by waiting until the premiere guy on the market is gone. The 28-year-old had 34 assists, 38 points and 164 blocked shots last season. For what it's worth, TSN's Bob McKenzie also said the 36-year-old Bryce Salvador will wait as well, though he's more one-dimensional and has little offensive upside.
Matt Carle D TB Jul 01 '12
It is the Flyers' first priority on Sunday to re-sign Matt Carle to a contract.
Carle is headed for unrestricted free agency at noon and Philly wants to ink him to a deal before then. The Flyers are running out of time but remain hopeful. If they can't re-sign Carle, there will be plenty of suitors for the mobile defenseman including the Maple Leafs, Islanders and Hurricanes.
Matt Carle D TB Jun 28 '12
Pending UFA blueliner Matt Carle will head to market Sunday while very much keeping his current team, the Philadelphia Flyers, in the mix, ESPN reports.
Brian Rosenbaum, senior editor of Rotoworld hockey, suggested in an interview on The York Report show on nextsportstar.com that Carle is a possible candidate to join the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Flyers remain very much interested in retaining Carle's services, so all is not lost for them. But it appears fairly certain that Carle, a terrific puck mover and offensive blueliner, will at least take a peek out there come Sunday.
Matt Carle D TB Jun 25 '12
Even though they recently acquired a defenseman in Luke Schenn, the Flyers still want to keep Matt Carle in the fold.
The addition of Schenn has not changed the team's plans with regard to Carle, who had 38 points last season. The 27-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent July 1 if he and the Flyers don't come to terms. Carle made $3.8 million this past year.
Matt Carle D TB Jun 18 '12
The Flyers remain optimistic about their chances to retain Matt Carle.
According to Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquierer the deal is expected to be in the "$4.5 million per season neighborhood." Under their current commitments, that contract would put them just past the current cap, though it's expected to change under the new collective bargaining agreement. The 27-year-old Carle had four goals and 34 assists this past season.
Matt Carle D TB Jun 07 '12
Philadelphia GM Paul Holgren believes he can re-sign potential unrestricted free agent Matt Carle.
"I have had enough conversations with Matt to know what he is about and know that he wants to stay in Philadelphia," Holmgren said. "We'll see how it all works out." The Flyers are hopeful that they will be able to agree to a deal that will pay him slighly below his market value, as it is projected that he could earn around $5 million per year if he enters free agency. His previous contract was a four-year, $13.7 million deal.