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For Kings, Jeff Carter trade is big deal

In a single move, L.A. added a scorer and dismissed declining D-man Jack Johnson

Updated: February 24, 2012, 11:21 AM ET
By Jonathan Willis | Hockey Prospectus
Jeff CarterDebora Robinson/Getty ImagesBy adding Jeff Carter, the Kings bolster their offense in a sizable way.

The first major transaction of the 2012 NHL trade deadline was conducted Thursday, and in terms of improving a team, it appears to be a lopsided victory for the Los Angeles Kings.