Carter close to signing 10-year deal (post #441 and #675); Leino update (# 675)
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11-09-2010, 11:31 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Marlton NJ
Im more interested in what the contract looks like.
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When he came up he was billed as our savior, the man who will score 60 goals a year, he will carry us all to the promise land, and has fallen short, and all the partying stories and the olde city clique stuff buried him, got lupul and upshall traded, and him and richards buried. richards redeemed himself a lot in the second half last year (hell even I got on him, and i LOVE richards)where as carter really hasnt. he has stretches where he looks disinterested and that doesnt fly here. Health isnt a real issue with him hes been dinged up but not that bad. he shows flashes of all that promise and potential, thats what sucks. hes a big dude i wish he'd use his size, but he never does.
I've gotten over a lot of the hate that I've had for him, but i firmly believe he is a case that would strongly benefit from a change of scenery. A change of coach didn't seem to help, and shaking up the roster didnt either. As I stated above, Carter has the talent, size, potential, and tools to be a scoring threat for years to come. He CAN put up big numbers. I just dont think it's here. He falls into a common catagory of the young modern athlete. He's gifted, young, and rich. Those players don't play up to potential and usually end up experiancing some kind of drastic change in their career (coaching change, being benched, being sent down, getting traded, being cut, etc), and usually get it tigether. Carter has been through a coaching change, and roster turnover, and he still seems to have been uneffected. Another thought, to light a fire under his ass, and cover the teams ass, is a short term, low end deal. Let him be insulted and play harder for a new deal, and if he does sign it, and bombs, he's easier to trade. Also, he is a restricted free agent, the ball is in Homer's court.
With ALL that said, I wouldn't sign him NOW, or trade him NOW. Evaluate his play at the deadline, if he isn't better, try to move him. If he's making progress, left him play the season out. Then evaluate him again after the season and do what you need to. Carter is too inconsistant to see him extended to a "long term" deal right now. He's going to get a deal based on potential and that is probably going to kill us. Id hate 3 years from now be stuck with 4-5 years left with 7+ million a year, unable to resign other important players (assuming Holmgren is still in cap hell).
Giroux was a sign now priority. Carter isn't.
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