Flyers’ trade Carter to Columbus

Thursday proved to be an emotional day for former Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, Jeff Carter, who was shipped to the Columbus Blue Jackets. According to his agent, Rick Curran, Carter, who was a first round Flyers pick in 2003, was stunned upon hearing the news, especially since he was apparently reassured last week that the team wasn’t talking to the Blue Jackets. The Flyers, who were obviously trying to create some cap space. acquired a former first round pick in forward, Jakub Voracek, along with the Jackets’ eighth overall selection and their third round pick in Friday’s draft. Carter, who scored 36 goals and 66 points last year, signed a lucrative long terms contract last November worth $58 million over the next 11 seasons. Now that the Flyers aren’t on the hook for that money expect them to sign star goaltender, Ilya Bryzgalov, to a lucrative long term deal. Meanwhile, Carter, who has scored 181 goals and 161 assists in his career, will more than likely be playing with the Jackets’ top forward, Rick Nash, this coming season.

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