Friday, February 23, 2007

A win and a trade

Well, well, well... the Hurricanes traded a fifth round draft pick today for Anson Carter of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

I recognize the name (it's a start!) - but I don't actually know that much about the guy. He has 27 pts in 54 games - a point per two games - this season, and had 55 pts with the Vancouver Canucks last season.

My impression is that, if it ends up not working out, at least the Canes only gave up a late-round draft pick.

Yesterday, the Canes won in overtime against the Flyers 3-2.

The game was okay. The first period was kind of okay, but the Canes scored two goals. The second period was better played (with a nice fight by Tim Gleason - just threw the guy down on the ice!), but the Canes didn't score. In the third period the Canes played kind of lame, and let Philadelphia tie the game up with four minutes left.
The overtime period was good, Glen Wesley getting the game winner 16 seconds into the extra period.

The good thing about this game was that the Canes gave a point to a team who won't make the playoffs, and they still got two points as well - currently, they're idling in the 8th place.

Andrew Ladd, I felt, played a pretty good game, getting the Canes second goal. He was checking people and was in front of the net - like he should be. John Grahame also was pretty solid in net.

An okay game overall - but, with the standings so close, any win is a good win.

Canes play Atlanta tomorrow, where us Caniacs will get their first look at newcomer Anson Carter.


d-lee said...

Actually..... We already know Anson Carter all too well. After all, he scored one of the most devastating goals against in franchise history back in the 1999 playoffs.

I like the move, and we gave practically nothing for him. Unless we can get him to take a paycut, I don't think we'll want to re-sign him over the summer, but A LOT can happen between now and then.

Ashley said...

Really? I didn't realize that. Then again, I was still in elementary school in '99, so I'm not surprised.