Most One-sided Trade of All-Time?
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10-09-2012, 08:40 AM
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habs traded rights to 17 year old future HHOFer
to TML for
rights to 22 year old
, a mediocre d-man
ted kennedy became a elite 2 way C, captain of TML, elite faceoff man, and probably the most important member of TML's late '40s/early '50s dynasty. slow skater, though.
kennedy won 5 stanley cups ('45, '47, '48, '49, '51), was the leading playoff scorer from '45-'51, and HHOF said kennedy would have won 3 conn smythes if they had existed during his career.
ted kennedy also won the hart trophy in '55, but i think that was probably undeserved.
Originally Posted by
eva unit zero
Terry Sawchuk to or from Detroit... in general.
G Terry Sawchuk, (age 24)in his prime and the best goalie in the world.
LW Vic Stasiuk (age 25)
LW/RW Marcel Bonin (age 21)
RW Lorne Davis (age 25)
Traded From Boston:
LW Ed Sandford (age 26)
LW Real Chevrefils (age 22)
C/RW Norm Corcoran (age 23)
G Gilles Boisvert (age 22)
D Warren Godfrey (age 24)
The second best player in that deal was Stasiuk. Boisvert never played a game in the NHL, and Godfrey and Corcoran only played 2 each for the Wings before going to Boston and for free, respectively. Chevrefils played 38 games in one season with Detroit. Sandford only played 4, being dealt almost immediately to Chicago to reacquire C Metro Prystai - who had been traded a year earlier for Davis. No picks or other players in either deal.
So Prystai=Davis=Sanford=Prystai. That plus Boisvert never playing and Godfrey basically never playing for Detroit means Sawchuk+Stasiuk+Bonin=Cheverfils.
Fast-forward two years. This is the killer.
LW Johnny Bucyk (age 22)
G Terry Sawchuk (age 27)
Bucyk, as we all know, scored 545 goals and 1339 points for Boston in 1436 GP, with a peak 51-65-116 season in 1970-71
The Wings had just dealt Sawchuk away for scraps two years prior. Sawchuk would play three more years as the clear starter before becoming a tandem goalie with Hank Bassen (who?) and then being claimed by Toronto in the Intra-League draft in 1964; Detroit would continue on with Roger Crozier while Sawchuk was claimed by Los Angeles in the 1967 expansion. He played one year as a King before...
G Terry Sawchuk (age 37)
C Jimmy Peters
He played out one final year as a Wing, and was then traded away again.
G Terry Sawchuk (age 39)
LW Sandy Snow (age 22)
LW Larry Jeffrey (age 28)
Jeffrey, yet another re-acquisition, would be involved in an auto accident that fall and did not play another NHL game after the trade. The Rangers ended up effectively getting Sawchuk for free.
i think there was a worse trade by DRW at that time.
(a good role player),
(decent depth player), and
(never played in NHL)
2 legends for 4 depth players. hall's career after '57 was much better than sawchuk's. lindsay was traded b/c of his leadership in the union, and was getting older, but '57 was his career high in points.
loss of bucyk and then lindsay made DRW much weaker at LW.
i remember reading that ted lindsay said there was talk of trading sawchuk for harvey or plante.
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