Is this the most lopsided trade ever?
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01-18-2010, 08:58 PM
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unusual circumstances, but in '57...
, age 31, had just led the NHL in assists, finished 2nd in scoring, and had his career high in points. he was named 1st AS for the 8th time. his line with Ullman and Howe had just set a new record for points by a line in a season.
, age 25, was in the middle of a streak of 502 consecutive starts. he had just been voted 1st AS and had been 2nd AS in his rookie season ('56) and won the calder.
DRW finished 1st in the regular season.
Jack Adams traded Hall and Lindsay to Chicago for:
, age 28, a good 2nd liner. Wilson was traded 2 years later for Barry Cullen, who played only 55 more games.
, age 22, a checking C who played 168 games for DRW before being traded for Andre Pronovost.
, age 24, a backup goalie.
after the trade, DRW were not above .500 for 5 seasons.
since Hall was gone and Bassen was not good enough to be a starter, DRW needed a goalie.
they traded some cash and 22 year old Johnny Bucyk for Terry Sawchuk.
Actually the Wings acquired Sawchuk on July 10 prior to trading Hall to Detroit on July 23. Still a bad trade. You have to think the Wings might have won another Cup or two in the late 50's early 60's if they had hung on to Hall and Bucyk.
Some terrible one for one trades involving Hall of Famers would include:
Detroit trading Red Kelly to Toronto for Marc Reaume. Kelly helped the Leafs win four Cups. Reaume played 47 games for Detroit.
Toronto trading Leo Boivin to Boston for Joe Klukay. Boivin played 12 years for Boston while Klukay played 74 games for Toronto.
Chicago trading Bert Olmstead to Montreal for Leo Gravelle. Olmstead was a key member of four Stanley Cup teams for Montreal while Gravelle would play just 18 more NHL games.
New York trading Bill Gadsby to Detroit for Les Hunt. Gadsby helped get the Wings to three finals while Hunt never played a game in the NHL.
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