4 Reasons to Believe Jeff Carter Was the Missing Piece

Right before the deadline, the Kings traded Jack Johnson and a first-round pick to Columbus for Jeff Carter in a move that made a lot of Kings fans uneasy.

Why? Well, Carter wasn't exactly having the most productive, healthy or loyal season with the Columbus Blue Jackets while Johnson was a fan favorite who was considered a "core" player in the Dean Lombardi system.

Can anyone question this trade now? The Kings are the highest-scoring team since the deadline and have recently gone on a five-game winning streak on the march to the playoffs.

Whether or not you truly believe Carter was the missing piece is up to you, but here are a few things to consider when asking that question.

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