Ive always been a carter defender and I'm glad Carter is finally getting some recognition. He is, in my opinion, one of the most under rated players in the league. Hes easily the best skater on our team, he's got a ridiculous shot, he's great in every area of the ice, and he plays in all situations. Plus we can pretty much consider him a lock for 30-40 goals a season.
Carter has matured alot this season, and he seems to be breaking his habit of shooting from anywhere he gets the puck, which can get him into trouble. He's been getting to the greasy areas alot and using his size to plant himself in the slot, which is great to see from Jeff, given his size and strength. His work ethic has also improved IMO, and he seems to be stepping into more of a leader role!
The vast majority of coaches will tell you different.
No they won't. If clutch players existed than in basketball a teams "clutch" player would get the shot to tie or win the game. But it is constantly the best player that has the ball in their hands. It is why the Heat give the ball to Lebron every time the game is on the line even though he isn't "clutch."
Yes, they will. I know a lot of coaches and they all say the same thing: there are players who fold under pressure and there are players who thrive.
I have played for multiple coaches. They have all said being "clutch" is just doing what your supposed to do. If you make a jumper to win the game it isn't clutch it's you shoot 50% from the field so it was either going to go in or it wasn't.