Is Jeff Carter the mike Schmidt of the Flyers ?
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11-08-2010, 12:32 PM
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Carter was a whipping boy last year, and if you look around, he still takes a lot of heat. it's the people who insist that he can be traded for picks and prospects without any negative impact to the team that strike me as absurd. there are also people who refuse to see anything positive about him, always seem to disappear when he's doing well, and refuse to believe he's defensively responsible
comparing him to donovan mcnabb is actually very apt, whoever just did that.
edit: i'm by no means a Carter apologist, I have plenty of complaints about him, but he isn't as awful as so many people claim he is
Yeah, the development of Cartsiephan has apparently created this perception by the newbies (Sorry, if you feel Carter is above criticism, all it does is prove you are new to this site and don't know what you're talking about) that Carter doesn't get criticized. As if we haven't had ongoing conversations about his "high and wide" propensity, going on forever.
What the criticizers don't seem to grasp is what they're getting called out on is just not knowing what they're talking about.
1) Carter misses the net a ridiculous amount (no, he doesn't... shooters miss the net a lot across the board).
2) Carter hurts his wings production (Hartnell, Lupul, and Briere all beg to differ).
3) Related: Briere sucks at wing (completely false statement).
So on and so forth.
There's lots to criticize in Carter's game. I, for one, find his inability to play on his backhand infuriating. That's an issue for him at center, it's a debilitating handicap when he's playing RW, because it makes it nearly impossible for him to take the puck to the middle of the ice.
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