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11-11-2010, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Flyers move Briere... two years later... Stanley Cup?

See, you can use that logic to target someone other than Carter.

But, then again, you have your sacred cows and lucifers.

Abreu was 32 when the Phils dealt him.

Nomar was 30, and he was beginning to breakdown. I'm actually pretty convinced he did 'roids (remember the SI cover?) and the Sox suspected it as well and were cutting their losses early. He only had 1 good year left in him (only 122 games) and was no longer capable of being an everyday SS.

Carter is a mid 20s goal scorer... those are prime years. Briere is an early 30s scorer--undersized at that--which is when you begin to see production plummet in association with ailments and the like.
Again, is trading the most clutch player in Flyers history at a ppg really the answer when the goal would be to get value in return? The theory I am relying on is that you are getting some value in return for Carter. As you said earlier, rarely does the NHl work where a team just takes $5mill of salary, there is always something coming back, is this one RW who scores 30 making $4mill on an expiring contract, a prospect and a 1st rd draft pick? Who knows, but Homer should 100% be looking at this option if contract negotiations begin to shift to a longer contract than 5yrs/$6mill and no clauses.

Maybe option #1 would work? But that would mean Carter had better step up in the playoffs which he has yet to show.

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