Is Carter next to go? (link to National Post)
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07-22-2010, 08:36 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
The one thing you learn from this offseason, forget the "names" associated with deals. Do you remember the Gagne deal? We were getting Mike Smith, Ashton Carter, blah, blah, blah. NOBODY knew who was coming back, they were just looking at rosters and making s*** up. In this case, we have four centers, we need a goalie. hmmmm. let me see.....Los Angeles wants Carter, they have a great young goalie in Bernier. Rumour 1. Who else....Boston has Thomas at about the same cap hit with some good young talent. Rumour 2.
Even the legit guys are re-posting the garbage from the non-legit guys in fear of being out-scooped. TSN has posted about 10 things (including Kovalchuk done deal from two weeks ago, Gagne waived NTC, etc) that simply have been confirmed to be inaccurate.
All I know is this; Homer has said, and has ALWAYS said, Carter is not going anywhere, he is not being shopped, etc. Perhaps Boston is interested in Carter and has offered Thomas, but you, me, Homer, Snider and everyone in between knows that is NOT a fair deal and WILL NOT happen.
If a Carter for a goalie trade goes down, I suspect it happens mid season because Leighton has become what everyone fears, a terrible goalie. If that is the case, Giroux or Carter or JVR or our first round pick will be traded for a goalie. Thomas is a likely guy. And since we would have to make room, Leighton would be involved as well as someone in the 4 million range.
Personal feeling: Carter resigns next year, Leighton is fine this year, and my world continues in a blissful state with another deep Stanley Cup run.
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