According to TSN.ca, the Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Anson Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a fifth round draft pick in 2008.
Carter has 10 goals and 17 assists on the season in 54 games (and is on a contract that pays him $2,500,000 in 2006-07).
Richard Zednik has 6 goals and 11 assists in 30 games (and is on a contract that pays him $1,976,000 in 2006-07).
In other words, anything above a 3rd round pick in return for Zednik would have to be considered an absolute steal, no?
1) Yes, the market price has been set for forwards. Zednik may get you about the same return.
2) Didn't Ted recently say that the Caps no longer need draft picks?
Yeah, the Caps don't really want any more picks, but somethin's better than nothin', right? You take what you can get.
IMO, Zednik is a bit more attractive in trade than Carter, though not by leaps and bounds.
A baby Erik Cole.
A fifth round pick really is nothing. I'd say it's even money (or better) that Carter plays more games this year for Carolina than whoever Columbus takes with that pick ever plays for the Jax.
Right now I think I'd take a fifth of Jack Daniel's over a fifth round pick in the NHL draft.
if thats all we get that would be a horrible trade, id rather see him walk for nothing at the end of the year than GIVE hime away for FREE to help another team. As far as the caps current needs go, 5th round pick=nothing
First of all, Carter brings a different skill set than Zednik.
Secondly, the needs of a team set the prices more than what two other teams did.
That being said, something for Zednik would certainly be better than nothing.
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