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02-23-2011, 02:29 PM
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Yahoo published a list of the top 20 deadline deals of all time:

It's striking that the Kings were involved in 3 of the 20, and they were on the losing end every time.

19. March 10, 1987: Marcel Dionne traded to New York Rangers by Los Angeles Kings with Jeff Crossman and Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (later traded to Minnesota - Minnesota selected Murray Garbutt) in 1989 Entry Draft for Bob Carpenter and Tom Laidlaw, March 10, 1987.

13. March 10, 1980: Jerry Korab traded from Buffalo Sabres to Los Angeles Kings for Los Angeles' 1st-round pick in the 1982 Entry Draft (Phil Housley).

2. March 10, 1980: Butch Goring traded from Los Angeles Kings to New York Islanders for Billy Harris and Dave Lewis.


"During their first 27 years in the league, the Kings traded away their first-round draft pick 20 times.

During this period, the Kings' bizarre trading strategy netted players like Gerry Desjardins, Ron Grahame, Bob Janecyk, Bob Murdoch, Terry Harper, Jerry Korab, Rick Chartraw, Skip Krake, Randy Rota, Gene Carr and Glenn Goldup.

In the process, they lost the chance to draft Ray Bourque, Phil Housley, Steve Shutt, Reggie Leach, Mario Tremblay, Pierre Mondou, Ron Duguay, Eddie Olczyk and Claude Lemieux.

Now which group of players would you rather have?"

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