January 15, 1994 |
Jimmy Carson has heard arguments why he could and could not make it in the NHL since before he was drafted in June 1986. "It's funny, but my career has been a series of 'He can do this' and 'He can't do that,' " Carson says. "I remember being in the hotel room next to the Kings in Montreal in 1986 and listening to them argue about me through the walls. Most of it was good back then."
January 15, 1994
I'm the first to applaud the trade of Jimmy Carson, but I sincerely question his destination. Carson is a very talented individual with goal-scoring knack who simply was not fitting into the Kings' current scheme. A trade was the best move for the team. But why send him to Vancouver? The Canucks, a division rival, have a very talented pair of wings to complement Carson's ability. Nick Beverley has done a great job to strengthen the Canucks' lineup. Let's hope he can do the same for the Kings in the near future.
January 9, 1994 |
Little-used King center Jimmy Carson left Los Angeles for the second time in his NHL career when he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday for struggling forward Dixon Ward and a draft choice. Several hours later, the Kings lost to Detroit, 6-3, at the Forum before a sellout crowd of 16,005. This time, the circumstances surrounding the trade of Carson were drastically different.
October 25, 1993 |
Almost every little thing King Coach Barry Melrose did seemed to turn to magic last season. He had an uncanny way of making the right move at the right time. Well, the magic dust was missing Sunday during a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
July 3, 1993
I don't understand the logic behind recent transactions by the Kings. The team waited and suffered through a horrendous losing streak while Corey Millen recovered from an injury. He returns, the Kings return to playing great hockey, and then after the most successful season for the Kings and Millen, they trade him. Why? Because he asked to be fairly compensated. Pat Conacher, probably the most consistent and tough player for the Kings during the playoffs, is also seeking fair compensation.
June 7, 1993 |
King defenseman Charlie Huddy left the dressing room with a new piece of equipment--a knee brace--and may have left his season behind. Huddy was thought to have suffered a sprained right knee on the first shift of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals when he was hit by Montreal's Mike Keane in the corner, but on Sunday the injury was revised to a torn ligament, according to team physician Ron Kvitne.