Philadelphia Flyers: Trading Jeff Carter Would Be a Gamble At Best

June 14th, 2010 by Ronnybrook Leave a reply »
If the Philadelphia Flyers had something in the form of trade currency, Jeff Carter's face would be printed on the bills.

And why not? As one of the few elite players without a no-trade-clause on the Flyers roster, Carter is one of the few blue chip pieces the Flyers have to deal with as the team looks to strengthen their lineup approaching the 2010-2011 NHL season.

Carter is signed through the 2010-11 season and remains property of the Philadelphia Flyers as a restricted free agent after his current contract expires.

Whenever the prospect of trading Jeff Carter comes up, there seem to be two schools of thought.

One says the Flyers are loaded down the middle with players such as Mike Richards, Claude Giroux and the resurrected Danny Briere, leaving Carter as the odd-man out at center. Or at best, playing out of position on the wing. So why not use the Flyers leading scorer in a trade to address several organizational needs, the most glaring of which would be a bonified starting goaltender.

The other school of thought says that 40-goal scorers are hard to come by, and despite the Flyers other needs, teams need to score goal ...

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