The Kings have acquired forward Jeff Carter from Columbus in exchange for Jack Johnson and a first-round pick. The pick is conditional. If the Kings miss the playoffs this season, it’s a 2013 first-round pick. If they don’t, the Blue Jackets can choose either the 2012 or 2013 first-round pick. Barring any surprises, Carter should be able to play for the Kings on Saturday. He will have to pass a physical, as is standard after a trade, and the Kings play at 5 p.m. Saturday.
"I think part of his game is he’s over aggressive at times, which I like. We’ll tame that. I’d rather tame a lion than paint stripes on the kitty cat." - Dean Lombardi discussing Brayden McNabb
Part of me wishes it had been Bernier, that way Johnson could potentially have brought in another top 6 winger. The market for Bernier is probably too limited to bring a top 6er back.
I think so too. He'd be worth more if he played more. As it stands right now though, he's not worth more than a player who has second round value. Varlamov went for high value, but the guy played a lot.
Things seem to have accelerated w/Kings-CBJ Carter trade--last 2 losses probably contributed. Could come together tonight. Johnson to go to CBJs. Probably a first-round pick as well. Had been told CBJ wanted another player. not sure where that stands
If true, I hope this works out but I still worry about Carter's ability and desire at wing. Hope I'm wrong.
Flyers (East) fan here.
I think Carter will light it up, to be honest. He's always played a defensively responsible game, and he wasn't as bad on the wing as people seem to think. Mostly, though, I think he's been in a bit of a funk all year in Columbus--in addition to the shock of being traded, the reality, for basically the first time in his career, of being on a non-contending team.
Carter was a whipping boy here in Philadelphia, and some of it was certainly deserved--but he's a very good player, and I think he will do well in LA.
I'll root for you, right up until the SCF, of course.