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03-22-2010, 07:58 AM
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I understand what you are saying but trading away one of the only good contracts we have is not going to help us. The guy is going to have around 85 goals in 2 seasons before even turning 25, thats not what you move for a guy like Kaberle who is 32 and making 750k less than him. Kaberle's contract is up after next season, thats all well and good but he isnt going to sign next year for anything less than 4 million again on a 3 year deal and if we dont resign him then its essentially a salary dump by moving our best offensive threat on a good contract. If Carter is going to demand too much money next year then we move him before the end of next season or after this one but the return for him will be much better than Kaberle.
And then when Carter is due his RFA raise, what then? The best case scenario I've seen mentioned around here is he signs a Richards-esque, ridiculously long contract for $5.75m. Having well over $10m on two centres, for the next ten years, is not a good way to build a team and will affect your team balance. You guys have been a #1G away from being solid cup-contenders for years and you haven't had one because you can't afford one. You can't afford one because you have too much money tied up in your top-six.
Kaberle is 7th in D scoring. Imagine where he'd be on a good team like PHI. No, he doesn't make up for the offense you lose from Carter and I won't pretend he does. Hopefully giving Giroux top-six minutes helps him develop and his offensive output will help fill the hole left by Carter too. Plus you can still move Briere or Gagne, or hope that their production bounces back.
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If you guys sent the bruins two top 10 overall picks plus a 2nd rounder for Kessel why would Carter who is CLEARLY the better player get less of a return?
Because the situations aren't comparable, apples to oranges and all that.
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