If you watch the Flyers regularly, you understand how important Jeff Carter is. I certainly understand how important he is to this team. When I mean important, I mean important. The numbers that Carts is putting up this season is over the charts. 19 goals this season, which leads the league. I can guarantee you that nobody thought that Jeff would be leading the league in goals after December 6th. I thought that Jeff was going to have a breakout season, but I didn't think it would be this big. Clutch players score big goals, and Jeff has done that. He did it again last night in Carolina against the Hurricanes. Right off the faceoff, Jeff wins it and finds a hole and is able to shoot it past Michael Leighton to win the game. What I saw there was unbelievable. Nobody can stop Jeff Carter right now, and everyone knows it. You can do everything you can possibly do to stop Jeff, but it ain't happening, that's for sure. Jeff has been Mr. Clutch this season. Here are some of the moments this season:
Saturday, October 25, 2008 vs. Devils: Jeff scores the game winning goal in overtime to beat Marty Brodeur and the Devils. Jeff was able to get in front of the net and get it past Marty.
Thursday, October 30, 2008 vs. Isles: Just five days later, Jeff did it again. This was a game where the Flyers did not play that well, but Jeff Carter saved the day. In overtime, he was able to get a shot up past Joey MacDonald right side.
Saturday, November 22, 2008 vs. Coyotes: This game here was all about Carts and Richie. Very late in the third period, the Flyers down 3-2, and needing a goal, Jeff ties the game with a goal. You could just tell in that game that Jeff had the fire, and he wanted to take over the game. Then in overtime, Jeff set up a big goal to Richie, and the Flyers completed the big comeback. What Jeff and Richie displayed in that game can't be matched.
Saturday, December 6, 2008: In overtime, guts of the game, Jeff wins a big faceoff, then shoots one past Michael Leighton to win the game. I was in shock because I couldn't believe that Jeff was able to score that quick right off the faceoff.
Overall, Jeff has three overtime goals, a key tying goal, and a key set-up to win the game in overtime. If that's not clutch, then I don't know what is clutch. All the people around the NHL need to take notice, because Jeff Carter is the real deal, and he is the biggest, biggest breakout star in this league. Today, I guarantee everyone that Jeff will score 50 goals this season. Yes, you heard it right here from none other than Richie18. Then at the end of the season, you come back to me when Jeff gets his 50 goals this season. It will happen because Jeff is a star in the making. Sign Jeff an extension for 10 more years, and we have one of the biggest 1-2 duos in Jeff and Richie. I'd be calling Versus so that they can get Jeff in some commercials.