Last season, it seemed that those talks had been put to rest when the Flyers signed Carter to an 11-year contract extension that would lock the All-Star up for the rest of his career.
However, as we all know, the rumors finally came true when Carter was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, along with his fat contract.
With a new team that was desperate for a top-line center, it seemed that Carter was set to be in Columbus for quite some time.
Now in another season, and yet another year of Carter being among trade rumors, as after a unimpressive start to the year, it was reported that Carter had requested a trade.
Even though both Carter and the Blue Jackets denied the trade request, RDS, the French-speaking sister channel to TSN, is a respectable source that would not just post something just for fun.
It has been reported that the Blue Jackets are looking to be very active this season before the trade deadline, whether its cleaning house or trying to find the missing pieces to try to save their season.
If the team is cleaning house, Carter and his large contract could be a victim, and here are some of the teams that could be interested in the 26-year-old's services.