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05-16-2012, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by decadentia View Post
There are many criticisms you can make about Jeff Carter, one of them being how many shots he takes...but you don't score 46 goals in a season by mistake.

He almost had 4 consecutive seasons where he scored 30 goals or more as well.

You're certainly allowed to not stand him, but don't let it cloud your judgement to the point of negating everything about him. He was a substantial part of this teams success (seasonal at the very least) these last 5 or so years.
I dont deny that statistically he is a very good player and his 08-09 season was a great season but he did finish that season with 1 goal in a 6 playoff games and missed a slam dunk goal at the end of game two that would have changed the entire outlook of the series. I still believe that when push came to shove in crucial situation, especially the playoffs, he would dissappear for the flyers. One game he would have a chance to tie or win it late in the 3rd period and he couldnt do it.

But the next game the flyers would be up 3-1 or down 4-0 in 3rd and he would score 2 meaningless goals. Now his stats would show he is averaging a goal game but they would be stats that are empty. does that make any sense?

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