Carter close to signing 10-year deal (post #441 and #675); Leino update (# 675)
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11-11-2010, 10:38 AM
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Yeah, let's trade our 25 year old goal scoring center so we can keep our way more expensive, way older and way smaller 33 year old who has maybe 1 good season or so left in him. Real solid move there, champ.
For me, I value keeping good young players around and building around them. Carter is one of those guys, Briere is not. I appreciate what Briere has done for us in the playoffs, I really do, but these longterm deals are about what you WILL get, not what you have RIGHT NOW. Carter will most likely be PPG the next 3 seasons (or close to it, either way, he will score plenty) where as Briere's numbers will inevitably as his age catches up to him.
I agree you can't trade Briere right now (even though I would). Howeve, this offseason when Briere is approaching 34, I ABSOLUTELY let him go for next to nothing.
Just because the HBL line is good now, doesnt mean **** when talking about a year from now, or 3 years from now. Finding cheap wingers to play with Carter in 3 years is hella easy compared to finding somebody to play with a 35 or 36 year old Briere who has seen his offense fall off and who already has zero defensive skill.
We just have different expectations of where Carters numbers are going to be, I think he is more likely going to be the 60-65pts than the 80-85. Different views on our expectations of what the team should look like and which of the moves would be a smarter business/team move for the organzition, which is fine. No one is right here, it is going to be up to Homer and management to see where/whether the numbers match.
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