I cant stand Jeff Carter
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05-16-2012, 03:39 PM
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I think he's still a great player, I just don't see another 46 goal season out of him. I think he'll continue to be a 30-35 goal guy unless he plays for another coach outside of the Sutter mold.
I don't hate Richards or Carter, and I still like them as players. I do have a problem with people that try to absolve them of any blame for the 2011 season.
He doesn't need to score 46. He doesn't even need to score 35 because their team is built on defense and he's a huge contributor there. They've played 11 playoff games and had 3 shutouts which means they only needed 3 goals in 3 games to win. Their strength is in shutting the opponent down and they are doing a fantastic job.
As far as Richards and Carter being part of the problem in 2011, no doubt they didn't get along with Lavi. We don't know what the issues were but looking at the type of players they are and then looking at the system Lavi implemented, it's really no surprise they didn't see eye to eye. Powe was also a defensive specialist and he was sent off, too. They brought in Jagr who doesn't play defense and their system and choice of players cost them in the playoffs. We'll see if they learn anything from the playoffs and at that point, Homer will have to decide if he wants to keep Lavi as coach. When Lavi was in Carolina, does anyone know what his coaching style was like? I keep hearing he has a short shelf life but I don't know if that's his personality with the players or his inability to change the team's style of play.
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