Like the Rick Nash rumor, the Jeff Carter rumor came up from a tweet stating that Columbus GM Scott Howson was in attendance at the previous two Rangers games. Carter, recently acquired by Columbus in exchange for Jakub Voracek, a first round pick, and a third round pick, is battling injuries and inconsistency on a CBJ team that can’t seem to buy a win.
Carter was traded from Philadelphia almost immediately after signing an 11-year contract extension, in an attempt by the Flyers to clean house of bad locker room personalities, and long term contracts that would hinder them signing Ilya Bryzgalov.
Signed through the 2021-2022 season at a $5.27 million cap hit, Carter is a big time investment in time and cap space. Carter is a 30 goal scorer on average, but certainly has the talent to eclipse 40 goals a few more times in his career. At 27 years old, Carter is entering his prime, and should continue to product 30 goal seasons as long as he’s healthy.
The problem with Carter is that ...