Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Trading Jeff Carter Is a Mistake

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Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Trading Jeff Carter Is a Mistake
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With the Philadelphia Flyers acquiring the rights to Ilya Bryzgalov last week, the organization is in a heart-pounding race to sign their new No. 1 goalie to a long-term deal.

In order to do so, the Flyers organization has to clear up a pretty good chunk of cap space. Bryzgalov will command at least $5 or $6 million a year. The main trade target popping up in rumors has been Jeff Carter.

Why Jeff Carter? Because he makes about $6 million a year and probably has the most trade value of anyone of the current roster.

Trading away a guy like Jeff Carter would be a mistake for the orange and black though. You are going to trade one of your top players as part of a salary dump?

Here are five reasons that the Flyers should hold on to Mr. Carter.

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