Does anyone remember this strange set of trades?
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12-22-2004, 05:39 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
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Weren't Shawn MacEachern and Marty McSorley traded for each other twice in the same season? Pittsburgh and LA, if I remember correctly.
One of many ugly deals under the tail end of the Bruce McNall era. The Blues signed McSorley (and Blake IIRC) to offer sheets. Kings matched and dealt McSorley to the Penguins for McEachern.
Later that season, the Kings saw how much they missed McSorley, so they traded McEachern and Tomas Sandstrom back for McSorley and Jim Paek. Apparently Sandstrom was threatening to play in Europe the following season, but ended up sticking around for a few more decent years in the NHL.
Ugly net gain for the Kings, although McSorley did help land Mattias Norstrom a few years later.
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