Just because I think this is a fun topic, what’s your most frustrating team of all time? The team has to have 1 center, 4-5 wingers, 2 defensemen, and 1 goalie. You can throw in any amount of honorable mentions if you like. It can be any player from any team that played whenever. These are the guys that make me want to rip my hair out, gouge my eyes, and set myself on fire (depending on the price of gas). They’re guys with all the ability and talent in the world but do downright stupid things on the ice, and then there’s the guys with some ability, but don’t use it too well.
Carter, who has struggled in consecutive playoff seasons and is entering the final year of a contract that pays him $5 million.
Carter certainly deserves credit for returning early from two broken feet, and it would be unfair to judge him on his playoff performance. But with Briere and Giroux flourishing at center and Carter out of place on the wing, there is simply no room for him on the roster.
So the question may not be whether the Flyers should trade Carter, but for whom? Do they deal him for a young goalie, like Jonathan Bernier , Jonathan Quick , Carey Price or Jaroslav Halak ? Or, do they trade him for a much-needed, top-line right wing like Florida’s Nathan Horton ($4 million cap hit for three years) or Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan ($1.9 cap hit for one year)?