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09-16-2011, 12:05 PM
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Actually for Jake you should use "misses a WIDE OPEN net". Or you could use the passes when he should shoot idea as well.
I hope he does well for you guys. He could be an All Star in the league (if he had a bit more drive). He just comes across as a "happy-go-lucky" type personality.
He was a fan favorite, we just wanted (needed) him to take it to the next level. He probably will at some point, just not soon enough for the CBJ.
I've seen various comments about Carter's style on here and concerns about whether he will work with Nash or not. Whether they work well together may actually be irrelevant. What his presence will do is open up the ice for whoever his linemates are.
Last season, Nash was on a line with some combination of Vermette (pass 1st), Brassard (pass 1st), Voracek (pass 1st), Huselius (pass 1st - who works well with Nash but was hurt most of last season), and Umberger (pass or shoot). The problem with this is that pretty much regardless of who was on the ice with Nash, they would try to set him up to take the shot - Voracek and Brassard in particular. So in order to stop the CBJ all you need to do is drape 2 guys on Nash and there goes 50% of the offense.
With both Carter and Nash (whether they are on one line or two) there are 2 guys willing to pull the trigger often. The opposition will have to account for both thus either opening up the ice for both players if they are on the same line or making the opposition pick which line they want their strongest defensive players to be playing against.
Nash's passing is underrated. If they are on the same line, don't be surprised if Carter ends up with more goals than Nash.
Carter, meh. I'm glad he's gone. I would undo the Richards trade though.
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