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07-29-2010, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Cartsiephan View Post
My opinion is that Giroux is more beneficial to the team at center over Carter.

Carter is the best center because he scores goals in bunches and then disappears for a week or two and does not contribute other than faceoffs, can be caught floating, and could not pass his way out of a paper bag.

Watch what D-men do when Carter has the puck on the sideboards.....they rush him immediately, forcing him to move the puck. Watch what d-men do when Giroux has the puck, they stand off and use the stick to take away the lanes.

Put Carter with JvR and Asham or Carcillo...

Hogwash. Stevens benefitted guys like Carter more, dump and chase......Laviolette likes to have an offense who can gain the zone with possession, he also relies on a guy at the point to disrupt the play out of the zone, Giroux is one of the best skaters on the team and anticipates the play, how many times has he gone in and pick-pocketed the d-man and caused a turnover?

The Jeff Carter love is strong here, let us forget what the team did without Jeff Carter and go back to streaky Jeff, with his high and wide, soft play.
Giroux is not a better skater then Carter for starters. As for your pick pocket comment, Giroux had 6 more takeaways then Carter in 8 more games while having 13 more giveaways. Your argument that Carter had more success under Stevens is wrong also, Carter's best goal scoring months were January Feb and March, whereas Giroux had 10 assists in November (about a 3rd of his assists).

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