Gaucho wrote:Not exactly the best player available, eh?
dman66 wrote: Need to pick a goalie.
Gaucho wrote:I'm not really happy with the pick, which pretty much says it all. But it's a draft and the object is to assemble a competitive team, so I figured I'd better get it out of the way (another telling wording). Maybe we should have had an extra round just for goalies. But then, that's not how it works in real life either. At least I didn't pick Craig Hillier.
Just when we're moving ahead and playing well, we lose Carlyle. He's our #1 man, our #1 defenseman, our quarterback. Without him, we'll be in a lot of trouble.
Legends of Hockey wrote:Carlyle was allowed to play and develop in Pittsburgh, and quickly hit his stride as a strong defensive leader with offensive talents.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Mar. 2, 1979 wrote:Hockey fans in and around Toronto are said to be steamed up over the loss of defenseman Randy Carlyle, who has blossomed into one of the National Hockey League's finest since being traded to the Penguins last summer.
While Penguin Coach XXXX XXXXXX may go a little overboard comparing the 22-year-old blueliner to the incomparable Bobby Orr, others around the league think Carlyle stacks up favorably against a young Brad Park
Similar in many ways, Carlyle lacks only Park's blazing slap shot.
Beaver County Times, Feb. 25, 1979 wrote:Carlyle moved to the Penguins...to play the point on the power plays and has proved no disappointment.
"Carlyle has great anticipation. That's why I put him on the ice for our power play. (Coach XXXXXX XXXXXX)
The Montreal Gazette, Mar. 6, 1984 wrote:"We respect Carlyle's proven abilities as a defenceman," said [Jets GM John] Ferguson. (Carlyle was traded for a 1984 1st round pick and future considerations and was remarked as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, deals at the trade deadline that year)
The Pittsburgh Press - Jul. 9, 1981 wrote:Scotty Bowman, from the old school of "you can't hit'em if you can't see'em" stressed speed and youth when he invited 35 players to the Team Canada training camp for the...Canada Cup. Randy Carlyle of the Penguins, acclaimed the NHL's best defenseman last season, and two-time MVP Wayne Gretzky...headed the list of players invited...
The Weekend Herald - Apr. 14, 1981 wrote:St. Louis could have knocked out Pittsburgh (from the playoffs). Instead, the Penguins got a big game from defenceman Randy Carlyle - two goals, plus an assist - and beat the Blues, 6-3.
The Calgary Herald - Feb. 1, 1984 wrote:The Flames made a pitch for Pittsburgh defenceman Randy Carlyle while here in New Jersey. Carlyle, the former Norris Trophy winner, is one of the league's hottest commodities on the block.
The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey 1980 wrote:reminds many people of a young Brad Park... was not a favourite of serious-minded Toronto coach Roger Nielson...
The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey 1982 wrote:...rugged for his size...
The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey 1983 wrote:offensively, he's as good as any defenseman there is in the game, says Barry Beck... Rugged player who plays a physical game... some rivals question his skills under forechecking pressure in defensive zone... crowd favourite among critical Pittsburgh fans.
The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey 1984 wrote:an offensive defenseman... also pretty tough... not great defensively, but doesn't need much help... best at keeping front of the net clear...
Rylan wrote:I was hoping for Carlyle was going to drop to me. Damn
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