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January 15, 1994 | LARRY WIGGE, THE SPORTING NEWS
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."
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August 9, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Let's take a skate down memory lane and into the Los Angeles Times' archives in honor of Friday being the 25th anniversary of the Kings' acquisition of Wayne Gretzky, a trade that changed the fortunes of the Kings and the NHL. The Times' Lisa Dillman wrote a fine story that quoted the principal players on their thoughts about the deal, with the benefit of a quarter-century's hindsight. There really was no way to anticipate the effect Gretzky's arrival would have on the NHL - think Sunbelt expansion - and also on youth hockey in Southern California , which is now regularly sending players to major college hockey programs, the Canadian junior ranks and to the NHL. Rumors that Gretzky might be traded by the Edmonton Oilers had circulated for weeks before the deal, though both sides denied that a trade was imminent less than a week before it was done, as cited here.
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October 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Edmonton's Jimmy Carson--the Los Angeles Kings player who was traded, along with $15 million--for Wayne Gretzky, may be dealt again, this time to the Detroit Red Wings, a newspaper reported today. The clubs are close to a trade that would send Carson and another Oilers player to Detroit in exchange for Petr Klima, Joe Murphy and Adam Graves, the Detroit Free Press reported in today's editions.
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April 9, 1994
Dear Barry Melrose, I guess it wasn't all Jimmy Carson's fault. MARK BLOOM Calabasas In fantasy hockey leagues, from one year to the next you can save up to six players. Could the Kings please do it that way next year? JULIE MILLER Santa Monica
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October 31, 1989
Edmonton's Jimmy Carson, unhappy since the Kings traded him for Wayne Gretzky, may be dealt to the Detroit Red Wings, according to the Detroit Free Press.
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January 30, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
King owner Bruce McNall never wanted to part with Jimmy Carson when he made the blockbuster Wayne Gretzky deal with the Edmonton Oilers in 1988. Now, nearly 4 1/2 years later, Carson is returning to Los Angeles. But it took another major trade Friday as the Kings sent defenseman Paul Coffey, right wing Jim Hiller and minor league center Sylvain Courturier to the Detroit Red Wings for Carson and two minor leaguers, center/right wing Gary Shuchuk and right wing Marc Potvin.
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April 9, 1994
Dear Barry Melrose, I guess it wasn't all Jimmy Carson's fault. MARK BLOOM Calabasas In fantasy hockey leagues, from one year to the next you can save up to six players. Could the Kings please do it that way next year? JULIE MILLER Santa Monica
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June 20, 1987
Luc Robitaille is: (a) 1987 NHL rookie of the year. (b) the only King rookie of the year in the team's 20-year history. (c) Voted No. 1 rookie over goalie Ron Hextall of Philadelphia and teammate Jimmy Carson. (d) All of the above. The answer is (d), but no one in Los Angeles knows this since the L. A. Times does not give hockey front-page coverage. JONATHAN MILLER Encino
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September 21, 1986
Rookie Jimmy Carson scored two goals Saturday night as the Kings opened the National Hockey League exhibition season with a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Victoria, Canada. Carson, the Kings' No. 1 draft choice, scored the game-winning goal at 12:51 of the third period. Luc Robitaille, another rookie, had tied the score for the Kings earlier in the third period. Also scoring for the Kings were Brian Erickson and Morris Luckowich. The teams will meet again tonight in Duncan, B.C.
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January 15, 1994 | LARRY WIGGE, THE SPORTING NEWS
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."
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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.
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January 9, 1994 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 25, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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June 7, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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November 3, 1989 | Associated Press
Jimmy Carson, who demanded a trade when he left Edmonton 2 1/2 weeks ago, was dealt to his hometown team Thursday in a six-player deal between the Oilers and Detroit Red Wings. Carson, 21, who grew up in suburban Grosse Pointe Woods, and Kevin McClelland came to Detroit for Petr Klima, Joe Murphy, Adam Graves and Jeff Sharples. The Red Wings also will get the Oilers' fifth-round draft choice in 1991.
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June 2, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not often that a 37-goal scorer is scratched in the Stanley Cup finals for a reason other than an injury. Yet, King center Jimmy Carson had the feeling he would not play Tuesday night in Game 1. He got the news at the morning skate, when King Coach Barry Melrose announced he would make no lineup adjustments. Carson has been scratched for four consecutive games, starting with Game 5 of the Campbell Conference final against Toronto. This is not the Stanley Cup dream Carson envisioned.
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February 9, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it's because his upbringing, in upper-class Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., reminds them of home. Maybe it's because he is a rich man's idea of what a young man should be. Or maybe it's because he is more conservative than any of them. Whatever the reason, most hockey owners agree. They love Jimmy Carson. Bruce McNall, owner of the Kings, didn't want to part with Carson in the Wayne Gretzky trade. He called him his adopted son.
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