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02-01-2012, 12:28 PM
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I'm not a big Carter fan(I find him overrated) but his contract is not bad at all, not in the same stratosphere as Gomez or Lecavalier for sure. His cap hit is excellent(5.27/yaer) if he is putting up 35-40 goals. Term is a bit long but the last 3 years he only makes 7 mil total and he'll be 35, 36 and 37 and probably still productive.
From an article about the Belanger signing:
Between 2005-06 and 2007-08, 62 33 year old forwards played 3949 NHL games. Between 2008-09 and 2010-11, 36 year old forwards played 1975 NHL games. So about a 50% decline in games played. Slice it another way. 35 33 year olds played 70+ games in the period in question. 15 of those guys didnít last to play an age 36 season. So a 57% survival rate of guys who managed 70+ games in a season.
So there's a good chance Carter won't even be good/healthy enough to be an NHL'er in the last two years of his deal. If that happens, he may or may not choose to retire - the team would be at his mercy.
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