For future discussions, just because I have a clitoris, that does not make me a moron or a prude...in fact, pure mathamatics here stand to reason that CARTER MAKES MORE MONEY..(Ryan makes less)you seem to be stuck on this. Perhaps there are summer classes for math you can attend in your area.
Moral high horse? Again...this is NOT about a player, an incident ( Shanny/ Carter, Other Wife Boning), its about a TEAM. We lead the league right now with this solid, respectable group of men that make up the Wings. I dont give a shard what they "really do" ... If Cleary drinks too much or if White is secretly a leather daddy. I DONT CARE. Its working...and they have chemistry and nobody in that room makes a scene. Carter makes a scene. Carter is known for lazy play and a bad attitude, proned to injury, excessive partying AND he has a contract more bloated than Ken Hitchcocks feet. NO THANKS.
Lastly, you state that you KNOW that Carter will behave here and mature ( well, then you say you don't know, just like I don't) which again, makes no sense and has no merit as an arguement BUT we have no idea how it would or would not work...but what I am saying (pushing the echo button here) is the RISKS outweigh the rewards by a steep margin because of all the X factors ( His CONTACT, his credibility, his character) Of Course we score more goals...of score offense goes up. You are correct...but again, risk verses reward. I think Carter is a sketchy prospect (because if he wasn't, Burke would have signed him by now) I hope the guy finds his feng shui, I hope he matures and I hope he finds a good team. I ONLY hope its not with DETROIT!!!!!!
First of all, I had no idea you were a woman, nor do I care. And what do you not understand about "in terms of what Detroit would have to give up'? I know that Carter makes more money than Ryan; I'm saying that Detroit would have to give up less in term of players/prospects to acquire him. Am I speaking in Latin? Carter would be the cheapest high-profile player available, again, in terms of what Detroit would have to give up
. Would I rather have Ryan? Sure, and If Holland could make it happen and not have to sell the farm to do so, then by all means.
Secondly, Carter in not prone to injury. He's had 1 season in his first 6 were he played less that 70 games. Zetterberg had two. Carter has played in at least 80 game in 4 of his first 6 seasons. Kronwall, Filppula and Franzen have only played in at least 80 games once. You're going to have to define "injury prone"
Thirdly, You're right, no one can have any idea if any trade will work, but I think it would be worth the risk. And if you think one player can have a dramatic effect on a locker-room, especially a locker-room like Detroit's, you listen to the press too much. Polarizing players make great scapegoats if a team underachieves, but it is never one player. These are professional athletes and this THEE professional team. Carter can only make this team better. Nothing else.
We will obviously never see eye-to-eye on this: You see a selfish, lazy, 'injury-prone" prima donna, that will somehow destroy team chemistry. --- I see a player in need of a little guidance, who is a 30-50 goal scorer, and will drastically improve Detroit's chances of winning the Cup. Agree to disagree.