I don't see the need to move out Carter this soon. Realistically having Carter and Nash gives you a solid scorer on each line. Carter as Nash's centre never made sense to me, but could be lethal as the marks man on separate lines.
Why are some of these trade proposal include Semin and Harding? Both are UFA after this season. Howson isn't a great GM but I don't think he's that stupid to take on a UFA as one of the main pieces.
I would love to do a Carter + for Yandle type of deal. Carter and Yandle have similar cap hits and Yandle is locked up long term so he can't leave Columbus via UFA, which is 1 key thing for the Blue Jackets.
I wonder if he has more value now until the deadline or after the end of the season. Only problem is if we wait until the end of the season, he could pull *a Pronger and lower is trade value much, much more.
*Pronger asked for a trade from Edmonton during the season. Lowe told him to play out the season to see if he would change his mind. After the Cup loss, Pronger and his wife went to Mexico and then his agent leaked out that he wanted out to one of the reporters. Then the reporter broke the news and made it public.
I know his contract sucks, but I'd like Nashville to take a run at him.
Out of total curiosity, what might Nashville offer for Carter? If GMSH would deal a piece to Nashville with which they could further curbstomp Columbus (it's bad enough as it is) for picks & prospects, he'd deserve a trip to the bottom of the Olentangy River.
Originally Posted by lakai17
they need defenceman first, can't believe they gave Kris Russell away.
As others have said, that deal paid off. Nikitin has been a pleasant surprise in Columbus and has been more productive than Russell was to that point.
Originally Posted by umwoz
How does Scott Howson still have a job? I'd like to hear from Columbus fans on this one, because even I a Jets fan get a little bit angry inside watching the way this team is managed.
Our team president, Mike Priest, is equally incompetent.
"Everything is fine. We're all friends here. It'll get better. Hope springs eternal. Do nothing, hope for best."
Carter proved to me this year that he's just not good. In fact, he's a big whiny baby. Has no desire to play in CLB (in spite of his statements) and was clearly a byproduct of the great players he had in Philadelphia. I respected the move, because it shook things up and generated interest in CLB, but if I was running a team I'd be very weary of acquiring this overrated softie. Send him to a team with lots of playmakers if you want to get at least something out of the guy.
To Columbus - Ryan Kesler, Keith Ballard
To Vancouver - 2nd rounder (since Vancouver's 1st-rounder and Columbus' 2nd-rounder are probably about three picks apart), Matt Calvert
Right because Jeff Carter and Ryan Kesler have similar value Carter is looking to be shipped out by the Jackets, while Kesler is the most untouchable player the Canucks have. Honestly I wouldn't claim Carter if he was on waivers, he isn't a MG type of player.
Realistically, nothing can be gained from dealing Carter (this year I picked him in the pool too.. damn it).
His value has cratered at this point and buy high/sell low is typically not a good solution when the team is already struggling. May as well stick out the rest of this year and see if he can turn things around and possibly bring his value up for a deal at the draft or next season.