It's not out of the question to think he would put up similar numbers with those guys than he did with the Sedins.
I agree, not out of the question, but doubtful. I just don't see that line clicking, there would be no playmaker and three goal scorers. Henrik Sedin is one of the best young playmakers out there, he's the one who made that line go, not Anson Carter or Daniel Sedin. Jeff Carter is a sniper in his second NHL season, he needs someone who can pass and/or skate with him, not Anson Carter. Likewise, Anson Carter needs a better playmaker than a 2nd year Jeff Carter to be successful.
You said Carter and Umberger were roughly on par with the Sedins, that's pretty ridiculous.
You expect 70+ points from Umberger? Jeff Carter maybe, but very doubtful for Umberger. Besides, the Sedins should improve on their point totals, perhaps into the 80+ range. I don't see how you view their production as anywhere near "close."
We need some dreadlocks on the team. The guy can bury the biscuit,very high shooting percentage, and as much as you guys have bragged up those soft swedes(sedins), they obviously did not score his goals for him. And isn't it about time the sedins started producing, they have been in Vancouver for several seasons, and for almost there entire carear, they have been underacheving.
We have a few playmakers and have several more coming down the pipeline who will be playing in the NHL soon.
how are they going to improve? With the loss of Bert and a few of your dmen, they are going to checked closer and unless they play with NAslund ( one line team then) they anrt going to have a player to dish to. Umberger may have decent numbers once Foppa gets back.
If Anson Carter is NOT playing with Umberger/Carter I do not mind this signing. The team needed a goal scorer to play with Richards who is a decent playmaker, assuming the top line of Forsberg/Gagne/Knuble stays together once Forsberg comes back. You can also flip A Carter and Knuble around since Knuble seemed to play pretty well with RIchards, but I rather do the former.
A Carter does NOT fit with Umberger and Carter. He is a finisher where as that line needs a playmaker/passer. He also has not been known as a guy that works very hard all the time.
I rather go with the forward group we have now until Forsberg comes back. The young guys shoudl be much better after a year in the league. Spend some money on D cause those signing were pathetic.
i like anson but im not real thrilled about this news. i was really hoping we could squeeze in samsonov as he is really the only player on the market who fits the bill of what we need on the second line.