Ryan Getzlaf vs Jeff Carter

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Randall Graves*, May 6, 2006.

  1. I remember this comparison before the season, and many people thought Carter was far above Getzlaf. After their first NHL seasons I think Ryan Getzlaf has bridged the gap a bit. I think both can be good all around players and #1 centers. I'm going to post their pre and post olympic break stats.

    Jeff Carter:
    Pre Olympics:
    GP: 57
    G: 14
    A: 13
    Pts: 27

    Post Olympics
    GP: 24
    G: 9
    A: 6
    Pts: 15


    Ryan Getzlaf:
    pre olympics:
    GP: 32
    G: 8
    A: 6
    Pts: 14

    Post Olympic

    GP: 25
    G: 6
    A: 19
    Pts: 25

    Discuss.
     
  2. Form and Substance

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    I will literally smash someone's face in if I see that word again.
     
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    imo these 2 are a wash...

    both about equal....wouldn't give one the upper hand over the other.

    I know thats a politicians answer..but yeah..
     
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    Getzlaf probably does not have Carter's offensive package, but his bullish, power forward-like style of play more than makes up for the differences.

    Carter has "future captain" written all over him. While he doesn't throw his body around, he's the guy you want if you want a "skill" center.
     
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  6. Lars

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    Getzlaf has more than just Skill, he has alot more strength, and uses it alot more frequently. Getzlaf can become a hard-nosed skilled center which i would prefer over Carter.
     
  7. Getzlaf have more ice time then Carter. I dont know WHat Carter's status is in Philly. Is he a 3rd line or 2nd line player.
     
  8. Finkle is Einhorn

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    This reaction seems harsh.

    Discuss.
     
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    Getzlaf is beginning to look Messier-like. I put him ahead of Carter. Right now I put him ahead of Phaneuf. I know Phaneuf had the injury but in the Calgary series Getzlaf had his way with Phaneuf.
     
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    Really? Getzlafs -4 in series with Calgary is the worst from all Anaheims players..

    I think Carter and Getzlaf are equal. Carter is better off, getzlaf is better def.
     
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    King'sPawn Enjoy the chaos

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    That is a discussting visual.

    Okay, so that's not how you spell disgusting, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
     
  12. Matsi

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    yep, same for me, Ryan Getzlaf over Carter :yo:
     
  13. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    I'll take Ryan as well.
     
  14. HoverCarle*

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    carter lost almost 20 pounds due to mono before the season and was getting about 7 minutes of ice time a night. toward the end of the year he was getting like 11-12. id still chose carter. he really picked it up towards the end of the year.
     
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    He has literally no chance of becoming a captain in Philly. Maybe an alternate, but not the captain. That will go to Mike Richards in the next few years and he will keep the "C" as long as he stays in Philly.
     
  16. Bruinster*

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    2 good young player2, but IMO Getzlaf is very good and he can make his teammate better and i like that kind of player.
     
  17. Rise from the Ashes

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    very good both these players are, and this is the best comparison thread since Higgins vs Eaves. Getzlaf has the harder slap shot, but Carter has more moves.... the only slight advantage i see here is Getzlaf is a really good 2-way player.
     
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    I'll take Jeff Carter. They're both great young centres but the depth of the Flyers and mono prevented Carter from really taking off. In the long run, I think he's better than Getzlaf.
     
  19. Don't judge a player on +/- Getzlaf has been killing penalties as a rookie so obviously Carlyle thinks he's not bad defensively.

    What puts Carter ahead of Getzlaf offensively? I'm curious because I didn't see Carter play more than a handfull of times this year.
     
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    prefer Getzlafs , but carter will be better
     
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    Buffalo87 thehosers dot com

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    I would take Getzlaf now, but Carter in the future.
     
  22. Keep guessing, fourth.

    I'd take Getzlaf now but Carter in the future. Getzlaf has a lot of versatility and the offensive talent to match (not Messier quality by any stretch though). Carter has a better offensive game than Gagne, is underrated in the physical department, but just can't play any other position besides from center.
     
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    I did not tell, he is bad defensively. I only answer to someone, who put Getzlaf ahead Phaneuf, because Phaneuf had bad Playoff, while Getzlaf very good. Getzlaf can do better than he did against Calgary. Dion Phaneuf is my god and no one may attack him :bow:
     
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    Both will be great players in the future.

    Discuss.
     
  25. In The Flesh

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    Getlaf has a RIFLE of a shot.

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