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.