Jeff Carter - future at wing or Center?
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01-14-2011, 03:47 PM
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Yes, we've also established that much of your criticisms also stem from a delusional level of high expectations for him. Nothing stings more than unmet expectations...
I also love this "intensity" argument, as if it's so easy to have success in the NHL that you can just turn it on and off. Those guys wash out way before they get to the stage Carter is at, man. Carter doesn't have an extroverted personality on the ice... that is not a mark of lack of intensity, or effort... just his demeanor on the ice. There are plenty of extremely good hockey players that were similar.
You realize they all probably watch a grand total of 10 Flyer games a year, and highlights prior to the playoffs... right?
Well in all fairness sometimes you have to be harder on those whom you deem to have above average potential. Hitchcock was good at that but the player had to have thick skin. Lavy seems to have that way about him thus why I think he's a little hard headed to us with his personel decisions which are not always right but there is method to his madness. I find nothing wrong with fans wanting Carter to excel to his capabilities. I certainly don't like when people equate it with "hate" as even you are on record as not liking....
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