Change has not intimidated Kings center Jeff Carter.
He grew up in Canada without dogs, and now Carter is outflanked by them in his household — three to one — and relishing the transformation.
"It's all new to me," he said, smiling.
And that isn't all. There also is a difference in his leadership position with the Kings. Carter joined the Kings late in the 2011-12 season, acquired in a trade with Columbus. Two Stanley Cups and one Olympic gold medal later, Carter's leadership role has grown substantially.
It was bound to evolve. Defenseman Robyn Regehr retired, forwards Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams departed via free agency, and the Kings...