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Carter Trade Comes With High Risks And Rewards

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Acquiring centre/left winger Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenceman Jack Johnson and a first-round draft choice is the ultimate high-risk, high-reward deal for the Los Angeles Kings.

Risk: In Carter, they get a player who sulked through much of his one-and-only season in Columbus, where he was unhappy after leaving the Philadelphia Flyers, the organization that drafted him originally in the NHL’s 2003 first round.

Reward
: Only three years ago, Carter scored 46 goals, tied for the NHL scoring lead. Since the Kings have essentially been unable to score goals for this entire season, ranking 30th in the league in offence, Carter will help mitigate that shortcoming, as they fight to make the 2012 playoffs.

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tell you what though… this team is going to be fun as hell to watch.

Kopitar, Carter, Richards, Brown, gagne, penner, williams, doughty, quick, and bernier.

On paper, this team is stacked.  They can still get a heck of a return for Bernier too.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/24/12 at 01:45 PM ET

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