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03-22-2011, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
He doesn't have that tag at all. He did nothing his rookie year, he did well his third year, nothing his fourth against the Penguins, did well last year (7 points in 12 games on 2 busted up ankles). He did very well in the Phantoms run to a championship, was a huge part of two World Junior Championship golds. I don't think Carter is going to be a Thornton playoff bust and it is too early to think that.
Stop with the busted ankle and played through injury, he has not shown up in the playoffs, this is his time to prove he can play in that type of atmosphere:

41 games, 12 goals, 7 assists, 19pts, and a -11. Not exactly the most impressive stats. At this level it is not about how you can outplay the other players with your skills, it is about who wants it more, who has the heart to take their game to the next level.

And of course this, if he only had a one-time shot or get it up high there might have been a game 7!!!!

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