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Kings trade Jack Johnson and a 1st Round Pick to CBJ for Jeff Carter
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02-23-2012, 08:14 PM
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We traded from an area of strength to an area of weakness, in theory its a good trade.
But I'm disappointed to see Johnson go, therefore my expectations for Carter are tremendous. If he doesn't perform, I'm expecting a management change.
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During Doughygate we had discussions about agents, and many people praised Jack for negotiating his own dealwithout an agent.
Well I can guarantee you an agent wouldn't have let his client give a hometown discount for a very long term without any kind of NTC. Even a modified NTC that says don't trade me to Edmonton, Winnipeg, Columbus, Long Island, Montreal etc could have saved Jack.
Agents do serve a purpose, Jack learned that the hard way. He now has to spend the prime years of his career in a city I guarantee you he despises.
Johnson couldn't have been protected from this trade with a NTC, as it wouldn't have been allowed to kick in until he turned 27. If your point is that he shouldn't have signed a 7 year deal in the first place until he reached the age of 27 then you're right, but he still likely would have been a part of the deal regardless.
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