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05-16-2012, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
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
That's certainly true, but I also don't believe Nash to be as good as some people say he is. He shows up in international tournaments, but has pretty limited success at the NHL level when compared to his hype. The only thing I'll say in his defense is that he certainly hasn't had the level of teammates that Carter has had. He's spent most of his career as a one man show because the management in Columbus is about as bad as it gets.

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