Carter close to signing 10-year deal (post #441 and #675); Leino update (# 675)
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11-11-2010, 09:35 AM
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Why can't ignore Cartsiephan? Like seriously, give me one compelling reason why we shouldn't.
Nobody goes out of their way to talk to an idiot in real life, so why do we do it on a message board?
Because the point is valid. The Flyers cannot afford to take on another long term contract to a player who may hold the most value at this point for something in return. Giving Carter a $6.5mill/5-10yr deal is a mistake IMHO, there are too many other needs which can be filled with a move which will yield a very high return. Disagree if you want, but this is a perfectly logical business decision that may need to be made since Leino is a valuable asset and a UFA and Homer has made a decision he wants to build from the defense out which I tend to agree with.
Clarke's big thing was build with size down the middle, Chris Gratton comes in, later Primeau....how many Stanley Cups? Now we have a goalie prospect, first since Hextall and Lindbergh, probably the best top 6 defense in the NHL, one line that has shown chemistry to produce, a captain at center who has a huge contract hit, a 33 y/o center with a $6.5mill cap but also a NMC, and a young Claude Giroux who has displaced Carter out of position to wing. If this was a no cap world you sign Carter no matter what, but considering the salary cap, contracts already on the books, no youth in the system to feed back into the big club it is something to seriously consider if the contract wishes of Carter and his agent exceed reasonable expectations of the club, period. Considering Carter is the most valuable asset to move his name should be bounced around as any GM should be doing to see what type of value he can get in return.
If you want to call this idiotic I would care to differ, it is utilizing the most of what you have to continuously improve the club and contend every year. With the depth on defense, an emerging Giroux, a line of Leino-Briere-Hartnell producing and working as a unit, if Carter cannot acclimate to playing wing and sign a reasonable contract(no more than $6mill/5yrs and no clauses) you have to move him especially with an uncertain future ahead with an expiring CBA unless you want to let Leino and Zherdev(or UFA X) walk as wingers who can produce at that position just to make sure Carter is locked up long term. It is called asset management.
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