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04-21-2011, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Le Tricolore View Post
Wasn't their a trade on the table that would have brought Yzerman to the Habs in a Roy deal? I guess Houle couldn't resist Jocelyn Thibault
Not exactly. The almost-completed trade in 1995 was to have been Roy to Colorado for Owen Nolan + Stephane Fiset. Serge Savard told the Gazette many years later he was going to do it because the team started so poorly and he knew it had no chemistry. Savard got fired by Roland Corey before he pulled the trigger, though.

Yzerman, I'm not so sure about. It is possible that this was rumoured; if so, then it would have been in 1994, when the Wings talked with Ottawa about trading him for the #1 pick (which everyone knew was to to be Alexandre Daigle). Scotty Bowman later said it was just to give Yzerman some pressure, but you never know.

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