Jeff Carter: The Sniper Is Having a Stellar Season for the Philadelphia Flyers

February 7th, 2011 by Tom Dougherty Leave a reply »
If you're following the NHL in 2010-11, you're hearing about the stellar years that Steven Stamkos, Sidney Crosby, and Daniel Sedin are having.

Stamkos leads the league with in goals (40) and points (72) while Sedin is a close second to him in the points category with 69. Crosby is second in goals (32), and third in points (66).

Heck, you'll even hear about Danny Briere on the national level.

Briere, who carried the team offensively during their Stanley Cup run last spring, has tickled the twine 26 times this year, good for sixth in the NHL.

But you're not hearing about Jeff Carter.

Carter, who signed an 11-year, $58 million contract extension in November, is quietly putting together an outstanding season.

The 26-year-old forward has 25 goals and 23 assists for 48 points in 53 games, good for second on the team behind team leader Claude Giroux.

However, his 25 goals have come in silence.

Playing for the best team in the East, Carter has to compete with the likes of Briere, Giroux, and Mike Richards for attention.

I think it's time to start recognizing the do ...

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