Tape2Tape (006): Daniel Carcillo’s Fatal Flaw

Daniel Carcillo, New York Rangers, NHL, Hockey, New York Times, Barton Silverman

Can Carcillo adapt to a new role in today’s NHL? (Barton Silverman/The New York Times)

Grinders, fighters, and enforcers have seen their roles diminish in the past decade, especially, with the changing of the guard in the NHL. Instead, Commissioner Gary Bettman is working to taking fighting out of the game and replace it with a much faster and more skilled type of hockey.

So for guys like Daniel Carcillo, they’ll have to learn to adapt. Either that, or they will find themselves without a job – extinct from the North American game. This edition of Tape2Tape analyzes Daniel Carcillo’s style of game following his suspension in this year’s NHL playoffs for an altercation with an official. 

While Carcillo’s be tagged as a pest – or more recently a goon – his shown throughout his career glimpses of potential offensive ability. For more, check out Tape2Tape in discussing Carcillo’s fatal flaw and how he can continue to find work in the NHL.

Tape2Tape: Daniel Carcillo’s Fatal Flaw – Published on The Hockey Writers


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