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nyrcup94 03-19-2004 04:28 PM

LA fans' thoughts on Anson Carter
 
I saw this on the LA Kings board and thought it was interesting that he continues to suck even out in LA. Enjoy!

http://www.hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=63386

NYR2 03-19-2004 04:38 PM

Haha, all I needed to see was the title. :joker:

Damn, why didn't we trade Anson to LA for Aulin instead of to Washington? I don't even know why I just asked that question, this is the RANGERS lol.

Anyway, he's their headache now lol.

Edge 03-19-2004 04:43 PM

yeah but at least he is moveable.

I never thought Carter was exceptionally mentally tough. He always came off as a floater to me and his years in Edmonton hid that because he was playing with smyty and weight and comrie guys who play with a lot of energy.

RangersFan 03-19-2004 09:19 PM

I thought he was an awesome player in Boston. He was high energy, skilled defensively, and I remember him single handedly knocking the Rangers out of the playoff race scoring two goals in a Boston come from behind win a few years back...

Edge 03-19-2004 10:01 PM

well he's not without talent. in fact when he entered the league there was a lot of interest in him. The problem has always been people expect more.

The boston game you mention is a perfect example of what he could/should do but he doesnt always play like that and ever since leaving Edmonton all he's done is pout and go "I'm just a laid back personality".

Trottier 03-19-2004 10:23 PM

Here's a more telling comment, directly from Andy Murray on a local SoCal sports station this afternoon (was listening in my car). when asked about Carter he said (paraphrasing): Anson is a tremendous guy. But we have expectations here and he hasn't begun to meet them. He hasn't scored a goal in six games and he seems to have lost his game on the ice.

Ouch.

Laches 03-19-2004 10:45 PM

Yeah, I agree Edge. The tools are all there, but there's no passion or fire in his game, something we saw early in his career. I guess that's why he's on his fourth team in just over a year.

Edge 03-20-2004 04:14 PM

and that makes how many overall since being drafted by the nords?

7 teams.

Nords to Washington to Boston to Edmonton to NY back to Washington to LA

Park #2 03-20-2004 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edge
and that makes how many overall since being drafted by the nords?

7 teams.

Nords to Washington to Boston to Edmonton to NY back to Washington to LA

I've always thought Carter was just a weird combination for a player. He's really no able to be categorized. He was continually mislabled as a potential power forward, which he's not. He's not that good of an offensive player (20 goals is a solid year from him) and doesn't see the ice particularly well. He's an above average skater, average puckhandler (has trouble in traffic). His shot is slightly above average. He's an average to slightly above average wing.

Edge 03-20-2004 04:25 PM

i think the problem was his display in college.

He played on some good teams. He was a kid with nice size {6'1, 190 at the time} he could skate fairly well and he can check {when he wants to}.

But as time as gone on, all the pieces just never fit together. His ability to see the ice and think out there is very limited and so it cancels out his skating and other attributes.

To an extent that is what worries be about Jessiman. The skills are all there but I just don't think he visualizes the ice exceptionally well and he seems to struggle with the thought process on the ice.


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