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by Alanah McGinley on 06/27/11 at 05:23 PM ET
From Aaron Portzline at Puck-Rakers at the Columbus Dispatch:
“It’s been a tough couple of days,” Carter said. “I spent six years in Philadelphia. I think so highly of the organization. It was a real shot to me.
“My decision to not talk had absolutely nothing to do with being traded to Columbus. I know it’s a team that has struggled in the past, but there’s a great future there, a lot of young players. I’m excited to be there.”
The Blue Jackets traded for Carter on Thursday, but he’d been incommunicado with the exception of a brief text message conversation with Jackets captain Rick Nash.
Blue Jackets management turned proactive this morning. General manager Scott Howson, coach Scott Arniel and Nash flew from Columbus to Sea Isle, N.J., to meet with Carter in his residence. Beginning at noon, they had a 90 minute meeting that must have calmed a lot of nerves.
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