Owner Bruce McNall of the Kings, who sent center Jimmy Carson to the Edmonton Oilers last week as part of the Wayne Gretzky trade, said Monday that he offered the Oilers an additional $5 million to leave Carson out of the deal.
"He said, 'Absolutely not,' " McNall said of Oiler owner Peter Pocklington. "He said, 'I'm not going to do this for money alone. If we don't get Carson, we don't want any part of the deal.' "