A draft that nets a proven scorer like Jeff Carter cannot be all bad. Rick Nash must feel like a kid on Christmas morning having just received his most wanted gift - a talented center to call all his own. Last off-season the team did little to boost confidence in its fan base. This move can only be seen as a move towards improving the team and its fan appeal. Hopefully Jeff comes to Columbus with a positive attitude. That much will be tough not because he lacks professionalism, but he leaves a team seemingly on the verge of playoff success. Some may argue that Philly lost too much by trading Carter and Richards. We'll see. Once they sign the goalie of their dreams, let's see what's left in the till.
For Howson, improvement is the key. Signing Carter put the fans on notice that he saw the empty seats in Nationwide. What's next?