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07-29-2010, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Cartsiephan View Post
I am going with the guy who is going to make the players around him better if he has the puck. We all know what Carter can do(skate up the wing, gain the zone with speed and shoot high and wide or into the defenders pads), but given the choice with either Carter or Giroux having the puck on his stick to set up the players around him who do you choose?

People are acting like Carter cannot score from the wing, not sure where this is coming from. If Giroux could give you 20-50 while playing center and Carter could give you 30-30 with Zherdev giving you 25-30 would you be happy with that lines production?
Well the ultimate goal of any lineup is to maximize every player's production. If Carter doesnt need Giroux to be on his line to maximize his production, then why put him there? Why not allow someone else to benefit from Giroux's immense talent?

We all know who Carter played with when he scored 46, so why not try to replicate a similar situation for him? Let him skate in the zone and cut to the middle and shoot all day if he wants, but put someone on his line who can go to then net and retrieve the puck. Then use Giroux with a player who legitimately needs a playmaker to score.

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