Jeff Carter to Calgary
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02-18-2010, 01:08 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Originally Posted by
Look, I'm sure Carter could be an effective winger in this league if he was put there and stayed there.
However, you're ignoring some stuff in thinking about this:
1) Part of the reason you want Carter at center is because he gets the puck on his stick more at center (Note: this is why Giroux likes to play center, as well...and people like him there). You note that he looks good coming down the wing...as a center, he can go to either wing side without being out of position (he has more room to operate as a center).
2) You are
the other side of the puck, and the defensive ramifications of taking Carter (or Richards) away from center and then replacing them with someone else. Richards is an
defensive center, and Carter isn't shabby himself. Carter is also our only center with any real size.
He scored 46 goals last year, is on pace for 37 this year with an outside shot at 40. It isn't broken, why are we trying to fix it?
cause we are barely in 6th place with less than an outside chance of winning the cup, this being the year we mortgaged for a cup run...
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