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The Evolution of the Carter trade
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09-14-2011, 07:55 AM
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I'm really tired, could someone link me (or just quote) this Elliot Friedman thing? thanks.
That's this week's article. The link changes weekly.
That's the archives.
That's the blog in question. And the quote below is what he said about the trade:
When Philadelphia fell behind Boston 3-0 in the second round, one individual said to me, "Here's a 30 Thought for you: how about the Flyers without Carter and Richards next year?" I said, "I'm not writing that. I'm going to look like an idiot." I was as astonished as anyone else, but it's clear Philly was quietly considering the possibility for awhile. This was not a snap decision.
Most common reaction heard from NHL people: Some combination of "For better or worse, the Flyers are fearless" or "Paul Holmgren has big brass ones." But, I am surprised by how many opponents (including a couple in the Atlantic) thought the Flyers will be better. There is a belief, though, Philly will soon lead the league in no-trade/no-move clauses because of how Richards and Carter were treated.
Half the league is convinced the Flyers are going after Brad Richards - hard. (I'm still wondering about Detroit making a run at him, especially since Valtterri Filppula appears available in a trade.)
Carter took a lot of abuse for the way he handled it, but I'll defend him. It's not the middle of the season, he's not missing games, so what's wrong with going into the cone of silence so you don't say something you regret? There was zero chance of him not reporting.
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