Friday, February 23, 2007

Anson Carter to Carolina

Thanks to Hodge for the tip.

Carter has been traded to Carolina for a 5th round pick in 2008.

''Anson is a veteran NHL player who has had some good goal-scoring years in his career,'' Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. ''He will help strengthen our forward corps at a much needed time.''
A much needed time indeed. Carolina needs a boost, as they are clinging to 8th spot in the East by only 1 point ahead of the Islanders, 2 points ahead of the Leafs, and 5 points ahead of the Rangers. The Canes are 5-4-1 in their last ten and are in danger of missing the playoffs altogether.
That seems like a steal for Carolina, but Carter has lowered his own value by playing sub par hockey this season. He only has 10 goals and 17 assists in 53 games this year and was not fitting in well with Columbus. I think he will find more success in Carolina. However, Carter will now be Carolina's problem at the end of the season as he becomes a free agent in the summer. He is currently making $2.5 million in his one-year deal. Carolina will only have to pick up about $601,000 of that.This ends the talk of Carter returning to Vancouver. Sure, it would have been great to see him on the Sedin line again, as 54% of WFS readers attested to on the Carter poll on this site, but this speaks volumes about how the coaching staff feels about Taylor Pyatt on that line. Pyatt is fitting in well.

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9 Comments:

At February 23, 2007 at 1:51 p.m. , Blogger Patricia said...

Thanks for the kind words, I'll be sure to check your blog out in the future...feel free to link us, we'll add you to our list (=

-Patricia (2MA)

 
At February 23, 2007 at 1:57 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Done deal! Good to see a Devils blog out there. Who's the Photoshop artist on your site?

 
At February 23, 2007 at 3:39 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

It would NOT have been good to see him with the Sedins again. It was a one year wonder, and it would not have worked again. Pyatt is the shizznit, and Carter is a bum.

He doesn't even add depth to the Canes. He adds cancer.

The bastard.

 
At February 23, 2007 at 3:39 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

But I'm not bitter.

 
At February 23, 2007 at 3:54 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

No, not at all!
Carter>Pyatt
But where would Pyatt play if not on the Sedin line?

 
At February 23, 2007 at 4:01 p.m. , Blogger Jenny said...

just as long as carter isn't coming back here - i'm a happy girl !!!!

 
At February 23, 2007 at 5:12 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

No love for Carter from Canucks fans huh? I'm sure Nonis doesn't have much love for him either after last summer!

 
At February 23, 2007 at 9:12 p.m. , Blogger Patricia said...

zanstrom -- i am the photoshop artist (=

 
At February 24, 2007 at 1:38 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Well, good job on the Jagr-Avery pic. That is hilarious!

 

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