Baby Jeff Has A Sad

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It has been quite a while since we’ve heard from our old friend Jeff Carter, who lies injured in the pool of nothingness known as Columbus. Sure his name has, predictably, come up in trade rumors – which, predictably, have him going to Toronto – but he’s been laying low for the most part.

It seems we now have a reason, other than his shoulder injury, for why he hasn't been traded.

via Elliotte Friedman of CBC:

Had a good email conversation last week with one of Jeff Carter's defenders. He pointed out that Carter is still very hurt by how he feels the Flyers misled him, and this is still a 40-goal talent. Totally fair; being traded can be devastating for a young player. But, there comes a point where you have to say, "All right. It happened and now I've got to move on." Carter's rep is taking a huge hit. At least one team has backed off because of what they're hearing. If he wants to leave Columbus, he's got to give other teams an incentive to take that 10-year commitment.

The Blue Jackets have to be careful, too. They know they probably won't get much, but, in exchange for Carter's long-term contract, opponents will try to get them to take one back. That's usually a bad idea. 

 

OK, Jeff– get over it. It’s over. Done. Your Old City meat wagon is no longer, like, a thing. There are chicks in Columbus too. And Sea Isle will be there in April. And May. And June. And July. And August. But, I know there’s really nothing I can say that would be better than the advice Trent gave to Mikey in Swingers:

That's just plain silly. Your self- esteem is just low because you’re in Columbus. But thinking about it and talking about it all the time is bad. It's no good, man. You gotta get out there. The Leafs want to love you, baby.

You need time? Why? So you can beat yourself up? Sitting around in that stuffy apartment. It's just plain bad for you, man. It's depressing. You've come so far. Remember the first week? After Holmgren told you? You couldn't even eat. You just sat around drinking Smirnoff Ice. Now look at you. Look how far you've come in just a few months.

 

Well, maybe not that far. Sorry, Jeff.

[Related: Jeff Carter charters a plane to visit Richie in Canada]

H/T to Ryan Bright of PhilaBright.com, and (@the_Larkinater) for writing my title

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17 Responses

  1. Can’t believe he’s still pissing and moaning, dude gets paid to play hockey, grow the hell up. Oh and the fat midget is obviously standing on a stool or step ladder.

  2. Couts/Schenn/Voracek/Simmonds for Richy/Carter. That’s all that matters. Don’t worry Jeffrey, Memorial Day is less then four months away.
    I’ll admit, I wasn’t happy with the trades when they went down. I love what Holmgren brought in, knowing what I know now though.

  3. Who the hell is Geoff Cartar?
    Anyway, this dude is gonna throw is career away because he got traded? That’s a shame. I’m sure it sucks… especially going to the WORST team in the NHL. Jesus Christ though dude… get it together. You play a game for a living… and you are rich. Life is too short…

  4. Cartsy sucks. I wonder if his wrist shots are stilling missing the net and causing odd man rushes the other way.

  5. Is this a pic of Jeff in the press box, or sitting stage side at a strip club?
    I would believe either story.

  6. I’ll be the first one to day I feel bad for him. Yes, I’d pick up trash in Siberia for $69 million, but at the same time for some people money really can’t buy happiness. The guy really loved where he was, and he signed a contract under the impression that it would keep him here for 11 years. Now not only is he not here, but he’s bound to his crappy new place for nine more years or whatever it is.

  7. He’s been out with a separated shoulder & broken bone in his foot (at different times) and has said nothing to the press or asked for a trade. You phlyer trash are just looking for something, let it go. All I know is when you had Jeff Carter you could beat the Rangers … now, not so much.

  8. Bryzgalov sucks. Say what you want but most of last year and at this time ( with Richards, Leino & Carter) the Flyers were in first place. I’m still not sold on these moves yet other than the fact that Giroux has more ice time.

  9. Hazel Posted on I knew you were dntiseed for GREATNESS when you stepped into the world! Keep your hand in God’s hand and all things are possible. Love you, Mom

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