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04-25-2011, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Jtown View Post
I dont think you guys understand how valuable carter and richards are.

First off these guys are #1 centers for most teams in the league. Second they are extremely talented and very versatile.

But what makes them most valuable is their contracts. They are signed to pretty cheap deals. And 5 years from now they are going to be severely underpaid. Those contracts allow us to have about 3 mill extra in cap space right now, and five years from now you are gonna see centers like toews and stamkos making close to 9 million a year. Now richie and carter are no stamkos, but they are in the same vicinity as Toews. And toews is not worth 4 mill more than those players. We are in good cap shape for the future solely because of these two signings.
For the past two seasons it has been proven how valuable he is during the regular season, but not during the playoffs. Look at Briere, guy is clutch. This team has a two year window so IMHO Carter's true value to this team is that he is a valuable commodity on the open market and a team would be willing to offer up a significant package in return so this team can address the two glaring needs: natural winger to play with Giroux, I use Cole as an example, and another guy who can play with Richards and Versteeg would be a guy like Langebrunner or maybe even Chad Larose.

And you use Stamkos and Toews but also fail to mention that at some point you are going to have to also compensate JvR and Giroux.

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