Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 2/24/12

12 Jan 2002: Todd Richards of Encinitas, California, USA, soars in the halfpipe during the qualifying round of the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix in Breckenridge, Colorado. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images
There was little love lost last night between Jeff Carter and fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets as he was shipped off to L.A. in a trade deal with the Kings that brought the 18-35-7 home team offensive defenseman Jack Johnson and a first round draft pick in either 2012 or 2013, depending on the Kings post-season.General Manager Scott Howson said in last nights press conference they could never really get it to work with Carter, particularly on a line with captain Rick Nash, as both players wanted to score. I think Jeff struggled with this right from the outset, Howson said Thursday night. We decided it might be the right thing to try to make a move with him.It wasnt the first move the club has made in a race to reshape the team before Mondays trade deadline. Center Antoine Vermette was shipped off to Phoenix Wednesday. And while Howson wouldnt address whether Nash was the next to go or not, he made it clear these changes are just the beginning.Its been yet another rough week in a se...
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