I hate the idea of giving up Carter just because bigger players do take a little longer to develop. However, if I had to do a deal, I'd do a deal consisting of a package built around Chipchura, Valentenko, and Emelin. Chipchura brings a Primeau-like presence to the team and anchors the checking line, which keeps Richards on the 2nd scoring line and Valentenko and Emelin are two excellent defensemen to add to our core or to use in other deals.
I do not like terms such as "unseated." Jeff Carter is an individual, and we'd evaluate his value as such, not with a mindset of "He is a 3rd line center now, not a 2nd line center, because that is Richards," etc. He is worth what he would fetch on the open market, and I am willing to bet that there are a lot of teams that would try to trade for him or sign him to an offer sheet this offseason.
wasn't at all trying to imply that Carter's value is somehow less because Briere and RIchards are ahead of him on the depth chart.
I was just trying to explain(obviously not very well), why I think the flyers would be open to trading him... that's he's been "unseated" in the sense that they now have two players clearly ahead of him and both are going to be around for a long, long time.
Carter has a ton of upside, and will fetch a very good return if/when the flyers decide to move him.