Jeff Carter "Only Scores in Blowouts"
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02-27-2013, 12:18 PM
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Okay, I have noticed this has taken on a life of its own. Many posters on this board have said this to make fun of Philly fan who claimed this when we got him.
I remember last season a Philly fan told me she didn't like Carter, but I didn't understand why. Come to realize Philly fans were disappointed in Carter because he didn't seem to come through in the playoffs in a timely manner...hence the claim that his goals are generally useless.
Can a player evolve? I mean, assuming Philly fan is right, which is a big assumption. Carter is one God-damned clutch player, as far as I can tell. Goals were all timely in the playoffs, without even mentioning he got the GWG to secure the Stanley Cup. (and another in the same game)
Philly fan had to be discouraged to see him pot the game winner in OT in game 2.
And this season, wow. Where would we be without him this season. In the ****ing cellar, that's where. He has been a one-man wrecking crew, much like Richards was early last season as well.
I love the trend on this board when posters keep mentioning that Carter "only scores in blowouts." Cracks me up every time. Philly fan must be cringing about how clutch he really has been for the Kings. I don't have anything against the Flyers. I enjoy watching Simmons play for them (and fight for them).
Anyway, I hope Carter keeps it up, so we can keep on seeing those...but...but...he only scores in blowouts!
The whole concept of Carter only scoring in useless situations and not being a clutch player sort of stumped me for a long time. Recently though I have read several "reasons" for why a few Philly fans felt this way and now I understand why they feel the way that they do.
They are dead wrong and their reason(s) are completely ridiculous but I at least now understand where they are coming from. Allot of it seems to stem from Carter not scoring enough (or when they wanted him to) during certain playoff games. I have read several posts that refer to the Flyers being eliminated from the playoffs because Carter didn't score during one situation or another.
As if one players inability to score during a certain situation of a specific game could damn them to being labeled unreliable at their job or be the sole reason that a team doesn't win a game.
Ridiculous. It is also equally ridiculous to think that a guy who is a perennial 30+ goal scorer could be seen as a player who only scores complimentary goals and only rarely scores "clutch" goals.
Carter scores goals, lots of them. Some are exceptionally important and some are part of the total amount of goals that it took to win a game. He has also scored goals that in the end didn't effect the outcome of the game at all.
That is what happens when you score a ton of goals.
Carter plays very well away from the puck and is also at least an average defencive forward too.
In the end, whatever Carter does I am happy he does it for us. It looks like he has taken his game to another level for us because if any of the ranting in Philly was true I am certain that some posters around here would be byatching about it too by now.
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