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06-29-2011, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
Having one player who's a 80 point player is better than having 2 guys who are 40 point guys. And if they DON'T pan out, this trade was bad now AND in the future.
Neither of those guys are perennial 80 point players... Both players put up exactly 66 points last season... Carter has not been good in the playoffs either: 47 playoff games, just 13 goals and 21 points while going -14. There's more in play than just regular season performances. And I'd argue under certain circumstances, it's better to have more depth among a handful of players than having a high end player who has to shoulder more of the scoring load. If you rely on a 50 goal scorer to account for a significant portion of your scoring, and he gets injured, your offense takes a big hit. However, if you have multiple forwards who are good for around 20-25 goals, and any single forward gets injured, your offense does not take as big of a hit because of how the depth is spread out. This needs to be looked at in a broader context and outside of the scope of any individual player's regular season point production. The sum is the total of the parts, and Philly got back several young players from these transactions.

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