Ritter’s Rant: No. 104, Canada’s Juniors = Gold, Sundin Shocker, and More!

December 23rd, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

Congrats “Bro”

Congratulations go out to New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, who set the all-time shutout record this week versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. With 104 shutouts, Brodeur has further solidified his reputation as the NHL’s best goaltender of all-time and his place on team Canada’s roster at the 2010 Winter Olympics as Canada’s starting goalie.

Trading Mr. Carter

It’s hard to comprehend all the chatter on Philadelphia Flyers fan sites about wanting to deal Jeff Carter. This is a 24-year-old kid who scored 46 goals last season and, by all accounts, is as much a victim of having poor wingers as he is a victim of bad luck.

Riddle me this: if Flyers fans are correct in their assessment and Carter is indeed a “waste of human flesh” as one fan wrote this week, how the heck do they expect to get anything of value in return for him? Lucky for Flyers fans, their assessment is wrong. Carter is an elite player on a bad team, and trading him would be a horrible move.

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