animerules1x3 Posted November 1, 2008 Report Share Posted November 1, 2008 All those kids are great to have, but we have always had young centers in the minors with potential. Carter is a verifiable commodity, and i suggest he is a NUMBER 1 center commodity. The best we got is Maxwell as far as I have been reading, but with his injury history is he a sure thing ? The rest by your analisys are second and third liners. I believe that when Saku leaves, this Carter guy would (if we had him) very quickly push Plekanecs down to number two center. I could be not evaluating the situation properly, I am not a professional !!! But I very honestly feel we really need to find a bonafide number 1 quickly. Just my opinion. To say we need a bonafide number 1 centre quickly is acknowledging that Koivu isn't one when he's playing like one under every aspect. Why are you so in the after-Koivu ? This man is the heart and soul of this team, and he's not 38 or 40, he is 34 this november, and has probably 3 to 4 more years left in him. Being so crucial to the success of the team, I don't think for a second BG will let him go. In three to four years, we can advise, as in three to four years, we will likely have drafted several other centres. Basically, the argument for Carter would be justified for now, if we had trouble at centre, which isn't the case, or in the long-term, if we had zero prospects at the position of offensive centre, which is not any more true. This brings me to say that Carter is a ferrari, and not simply a car. We need a car, not a ferrari. To buy a ferrari is to make a decision based on tastes and desires, not on need. And a very expensive decision that could backfire in many ways. I say no thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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