Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Canucks to Sign Anson Carter

The Canadian press is reporting that the Canucks will sign forward Anson Carter to a one year deal worth $1 million dollars.

Carter is coming off of a disastrous season in which he was traded twice and registered just 28 points. This is probably why the Canucks could sign the former 60pt winger for just one million.

This is a low risk signing which has some very good upside. If Carter sticks with the Sedins he could easily put up 20 goals and 50 points. Of course, Anson Carter has been a disappointment throughout his career. Notorious for doggin it and floating, Carter has never lived up to the potential he showed with Boston.

That said, Carter has all the tools to be successful in the NHL. He skates well, has a good shot and good size. On a one year deal Carter will have plenty of incentive to rack up the points so he can get a big payday next season.

The signing does however raise some questions, especially in regards to the unsigned Matt Cooke. The Canucks have very little room in their payroll and signing Cooke could become a problem depending on what he is asking for. There are also a couple blueline slots to fill and not much money to go around. It should be interesting to see how Nonis fills out the rest of the roster.

Overall I like this signing, even though there are a few questions to be answered. Anytime you can add a top 6 forward for just a million bucks, to quote Martha Stewart, it's a good thing.

Once the signing becomes official I'll update the payroll.

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