On February 23, 2012, hours before the Los Angeles Kings made their big splash at the trade deadline, acquiring forward Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets, I appeared on The STN Sports Report with Brad Kurtzberg, who covers the New York Islanders, and has written a book, Shorthanded: The Untold Story of the California Golden Seals.
I joined Kurtzberg to talk about the Kings, their precarious playoff position, and what they might do at the trade deadline. You can listen to the portion of the show I was on by clicking on the arrow below (17:56).
And yes, as you listen, I could not have been more wrong. At the time (Thursday morning, about nine hours prior to the trade), backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier was the Kings player being mentioned most in trade rumors coming from credible sources, and it appeared that the Blue Jackets would not move either left wing Rick Nash (who was not traded before the deadline) or Carter. Of course, as they often do near the trade deadline, things changed abruptly, and the Carter-Jack Johnson deal started taking shape very, very quickly. Oh well.
Anyway, give it a listen. There’s some good stuff in here, including analysis of what ails the Kings. Feel free to point in my general direction and laugh…not that many of you don’t already do that…
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