The boos reverberated as soon as the announcement of the starting lineup came out at Nationwide Arena on Monday night, the Kings' lineup including center Jeff Carter.
Carter's absence has not made the hearts of Columbus Blue Jackets fans grow fonder. Carter has been gone for nearly three years, traded to the Kings right before the deadline in 2012.
For Carter and the Kings, it's too bad the Blue Jackets are in the Eastern Conference now. Since the trade to the Kings, Carter has recorded four goals and nine points in eight games against the Blue Jackets.
Carter had a goal — his 15th of the season — and an assist. He had five shots on goal...