(Hockey Buzz article) Carter to Edmonton
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06-13-2011, 03:08 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
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Carter's contract is long but cheap for his production.
I'd trade him if possible though, but $5.27 in 8 years might be nothing anyway.
True, though there is still a lot of inherent risk in taking on a contract that has 11 years left and takes the player to 38? IIRC, that's right.
That's just such a LOONG time. I mean, he gets to 33 and gets a serious injury, which would still give him 6-7 years of solid hockey, but then you're left with a brutal contract for the last 5 years.
I don't think it really lowers Carter's value, but I think it does seperate the return from being great and being exceptional. If that deal has 6 years left and not 11, I think the Flyers would get a ridiculous return for Carter.
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