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01-09-2014, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianFlyer88 View Post
Carter only played 15 or so regular season games for the Kings and scored 6 goals, I think. The Kings were a black hole on offense in 2011/12 that happened to get hot at the right time, have a hot goalie and get some favourable match-ups along the way to the Cup (Vancouver, St. Louis, Phoenix, New Jersey is about as great a run as you can get).
As LA fans describe it, Carter's acquisition opened up room for everyone else to score because they suddenly had 3 potential scoring lines instead of 1 other teams could focus on. He basically completed their lineup; he as the final gear that got everything turning.

That team was like a very finely tuned machine to end the year...they were fantastic when everything was working, but if anything broke they would have been in trouble. Like Boston losing Krejci in 2010, LA losing any of Kopitar, Penner, Richards, Carter, Doughty, Quick (duh), or Brown would have been a huge blow to that team.

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