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11-19-2003, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by london ranger
carter was the physical guy we hired who stopped being physical when with the Rangers.

Just like all the scorers who stopped scoring when with the Rangers.

Straka is a bonified scorer who can play wing or center, who is injury prone and who is relatively inexpensive. I think if we could trade him
for Rucinsky I'd do it!

I'm not sure if we should confuse Carter with being a physical presence at any time in his career.

Yes he has the size to be a banging type of player, but it's not part of his mental make up. He just isn't a physical player. He's won't shy away from contact and he's not as soft as say Hlavac, but he's not a guy that is a willing participant in the hitting department. I've seen to many situations where he's decided to curl rather than follow through on a check to take the man out of the play, especially when forechecking. I get so fustrated because that is usually the player that winds up making the play, if you curl off a player and don't hit him, at least make sure that he's not charging up the ice un-attended which has often been the case.

it gets me so :mad:

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