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02-01-2012, 11:13 AM
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For my money the whole point of acquiring Carter would be to have Plekanec share the tough minutes so you could let Carter loose against second toughs (or vice-versa). That'd give you a credible alternative to Gomez and let you use DD and Eller against the bottom of opposing lineups, where they'd wreck face.
If you have to trade Plekanec to get Carter, it's just not worth it. You're not really strengthening your center line much at all.
You're also tying yourself to a ten year deal. I don't think trading Pleks for Carter makes sense either. And Carter's struggling. It would be another case of taking somebody else's problems off their hands.
It would be one thing to gamble on him returning to form, it's a whole other ball of wax to give up a guy like Pleks in order to take that gamble. No way should we be paying a premium on a guy who's struggling with a huge contract. We've seen that movie before and it didn't end well.
I'd prefer we just stay away from Carter altogether right now. Big contract, low numbers, got dealt from Philly and rumours of him having a bad attitude. We've had enough of that for a while now.
Once again, we're better off going the draft route.
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