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04-28-2011, 01:38 PM
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Wait, so you'd give up Carter for Bernier now?
Bottom line is, the Kings weren't dealing Quick and Bernier is too green to give up a player like Carter.
No, you are making the assumption that no deal could have been made including Carter for any combination of a goalie in LA and a fwd. Homer would have been out of his gord to not have made an offer of Carter for Bernier, Simmonds, and a draft pick(with the ability to now keep Gagne and still acquire Meszaros) or a combination deal of Carter for Quick and Williams(whom LA was looking to unload at the time).
Bottom line is the only reason a deal was not made was because the organization held Carter as a face of the franchise, and thus why they signed him long term, but at the same time they did not close the door by delaying the NTC until 2012-13 season.
As everyone seems to agree, who would not want a perennial 40 goal scorer who is excellent in both ends of the ice? And they would not make a deal because of Quick or Bernier??? If Carter was on the table they would have jumped at the chance, what combination of players and the expectation coming back is open to debate.
Deals are made when teams have a position of strength and need to move that to fill an area of weakness.
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