Philadelphia Flyers: Is It Time to Cut Bait With Jeff Carter?

December 18th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

When faced with adversity, there is often that split second when you are forced to make a decision, fight or flight? For the Philadelphia Flyers it may be time to flight, at least where a few players are concerned.

The off-season experiments of adding Chris Pronger to the fold are up for debate. That said, given the amount of chatter about Pronger and his on again off again feud with teammates (including Captain Mike Richards) and the current position of the Flyers in the standings (27th overall), it’s safe to say that Pronger has not had the impact the Flyers expected.

To be fair, when it comes to the Flyers’ failures, there is plenty of blame to go around. Jeff Carter, a player that was seemingly untouchable after hi 46 goal campaign in 2008-09, has heard his name mentioned often in trade rumors. Thus far, there has been little substance to the rumors, but as the saying goes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Mike Richards has had his leadership abilities questioned by his teammates, fans and, most likely, the coaching staff. For the most part, the news of Richards leadership being questio ...

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