Carter trade #4.
Carter trade #4.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety - B. Franklin.
And how many here hated the trade? JJ AND a 1st?!?
Well, this article (though a good read) emphasized flash, dash, and cash, especially the Suter and Parise signings and the Weber offer sheet. The Carter trade will, IMO, one day be viewed in a similar manner as the Goring trade (1980) and the Francis trade (1991), trades which directly led to Stanley Cup wins, if not dynasties. In terms of impact, it should be ranked #1.
Him playing on Richards Wing enables Mike to be more aggressive in the offensive zone knowing that Carter has his back. It also plays to Carter's strengths by enabling him to sit higher on the forecheck.
He made Richards better, and potted 8 goals in the playoffs (4 in the final) that got us a Stanley Cup.
Anything from here on out is a complete bonus.
at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
I didn't hate the trade but was more leery about it because of the length of contract and given his playoff history and being injured. The cap hit was good but the years is just insane. But we won the cup now and he had a huge part in it so I am fine with the years now since it took this long to win a cup and having the feeling of what it likes now to win one, the years don't matter to me anymore
Saw a few clips of JJ in Columbus and he looked very different, like he was playing his wide open carry the puck game. I hope things go well for him in Columbus.