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10-05-2012, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by original islander View Post
Ten years? I'll give you the second most shocking trade (after Gretzky) and it was over 30 years ago. Phil Esposito and Carol Vadnais going to the hated Rangers for Jean Ratelle and Brad Park. It would be similar to the Pens trading either Crosby or Malkin and Kris Letang to the Flyers for Claude Giroux and a young Chris Pronger.
Nice to see someone else remembered that also... I called it first.
Not sure it isn't more shocking than Gretzky, cause Kings owner needed $$$$.
What Cat Francis did was just to shake up the team, just because he could.


Similar vein, not sure it was a trade or a waiver deal --- that alone basis for it to be even more shocking ---- is Giacomin to Detroit!

Next game at the Garden, we were all Wings fans for the night! Eddie! Eddie!!

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