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Jeff Carter

There were rumors circulating recently that Jeff Carter asked to be traded from Columbus.  The rumors were squashed by Carter and his GM right away, but if there was anything behind rumors and the Ducks actually were interested in acquiring Carter, (which I know is a long shot to say the least and would probably lead to the departure of Bobby Ryan) I was wondering what everyone thinks about possibly trading for Carter?  Below is Carter's SB Nation scouting report and some positives and negatives that I see if the deal went through.  What do you think?

 

Assets
  • Has excellent offensive acumen and great size for the center position. Displays great skating ability and a hard, accurate shot. Also kills penalties with aplomb.
Flaws
  • Can at times go into prolonged scoring funks. Doesn't always dominate physically, despite great size and strength. His setup skills aren't on par with his goal-scoring ability.

My thoughts on the deal:

Positives: 

Jeff Carter is and has been very strong in the face-off dot his whole career.

He has scored more than 30 goals the past 3 seasons(46,33,36), and 29 the season before those....he puts the puck in the back of the net, something that we are currently struggling with.

Carter is also a great penalty killer and will bring some toughness to a club that desperately needs it.

 

Negatives:

Like I mentioned earlier we would most likely have to part with Bobby Ryan unless Murray can work some magic, and the Samueli's raise the club's internal salary cap.  However, both are VERY unlikely to happen. Carter doesn't have the skill of Bobby and I know that a lot of us Ducks fans are very attached to Bobby and do not want to see him go.

This article is user-generated. It does not necessarily reflect the views of Anaheim Calling. Please do not link this article as representative of Anaheim Calling content or viewpoints . . . unless it's <em>really</em> really good.

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