How the Jeff Carter trade affects the Kings, Blue Jackets and Rick Nash trade rumors…Three areas the Red Wings must address…Why burying NHL players in the AHL isn’t a loophole in the CBA…A rant against the trade deadline…A notable date in hockey history.

HOCKEYBUZZ.COM: Eric Smith wonders if the LA Kings are repeating the Blue Jackets mistake by acquiring Jeff Carter.

THE CANNON: Mike MacLean on how the Blue Jackets blueline depth has improved.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson looks at Jack Johnson’s statistics while he was with the Kings. Blue Jackets fans might not like what he found.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz on the risk or reward for the Kings of reuniting Carter with Mike Richards in Tinseltown.

Dustin Brown next King to be dealt?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on how Dustin Brown nudged aside Rick Nash to become the pretty girl at the NHL trade deadline dance.

MAKE WAY FOR THE KINGS: Ryan Cowley on the pros and cons of the Kings trading Dustin Brown.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Andrew Johnson examines three issues the Red Wings must address now that their 23-game home unbeaten streak is over.

OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla on why the method of burying players like Wade Redden in the minors isn’t a loophole. He’s right, of course, but dammit, it sure feels like a loophole’s being exploited.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham offers a polemic against the trade deadline. I respect Ellen’s opinion, and agree with some of her points, but the trade deadline helps pay my mortgage. So, hooray, trade deadline!

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS:On this date ten years ago, Canada ended its 50 year Olympic gold medal drought in men’s hockey. American hockey fans, look away!