brwi wrote:columbia wrote:Gaucho wrote:Couturier was part of the Carter deal?
Howson is a disaster.
Yep....and time will prove that that lost this deal too.
Jack Johnson and a 1st for Jeff Carter looks like an awesome trade for CBJ to me.
Carter never wanted to be there and doesn't bring it on a consistent basis and is badly miscast as center to begin with. Jack Johnson is climbing up in the ranks of very good NHL dmen and starting to reach his high potential. Throw in a 1st rounder and how does Columbus lose on this trade?
I have largely stopped watching the Kings because I find them to be quite boring these days, but last I checked I'm still not impressed with JJ that much at all. Physical tools, skills, but always seems to lack the IQ. As I said, I don't watch him much these days, so maybe he is turning it around, but his +/- still stands out in a big way. We all now that +/- has its limits, but, comparing players on the same team can be quite telling. For instance:
2011/2012: JJ is last on the team with a -12 this year. The next regular defenseman is Matt Green at -1. (Alec Martinez is a -7 in 31 less games than JJ,)
2010/2011: JJ is a team worst -21. Next regular defenseman is Rob Scuderi at +1.
2009/2010: JJ is a team worst -15. Next regular defenseman is Matt Greene at +4.
2008/2009: JJ is a team worst -18. They sucked (Doughty -17).