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If you don't mind me asking, why are you against having Carcillo? He was +10, quick to the defense of any of his linemates, and created the space that lead to the early explosion of Kaner and Hoss. Sure, he's made some bad decisions resulting in suspensions, but I thought he played extremely well, in fact, better than anyone expected he would.
The knock on Carcillo was never his plus-minus, or his scoring punch, or his work ethic, or his value to the team away from the puck. It was the fact that he was a loose cannon that would eventually come back to bite us. Although he managed his behavior admirably while playing with Chicago, it was a metaphysical certainty that the Blackhawks would -- at some point -- regret having him on the team. His roster spot is WAY better filled with Andrew Shaw, Jimmy Hayes, Jeremy Morin and/or Ben Smith.