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05-16-2012, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
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 may not hit 46 again, but that's because goal scorers tend to peak earlier. The average age of Rocket Richard trophy winners is 24.

A player that can consistently score 30-35 goals is still very valuable. The thing that always gets me is that Carter is basically Rick Nash. Nash is considered an offensive stud by most and everyone was drooling over him at the deadline yet Carter is considered a bum. I don't get it.

Nash: 311 games, 135 goals, 271 pts, .43 goals per game, .87 points per game
Carter: 291 games, 136 goals, 245 pts, .47 goals per game, .84 points per game

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