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11-20-2012, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Ullman belongs ahead of Shanahan and probably deserves to have a banner hanging. He was a top ten scorer seven times in twelve and a half years with the Wings. The only thing he didn't do was win a Cup, and that's a function of the team being thoroughly dismantled just as he was arriving (Ted Lindsay being sent to Chicago for starting the NHLPA, and Glenn Hall being added as a throw-in, followed by Johnny Bucyk being dealt to Boston to reacquire Terry Sawchuk, to cover the loss of Hall. The return from Chicago? Johnny Wilson, Forbes Kennedy, Bill Preston, and Hank Bassen.

The two trades basically combined to make this:

LW Lindsay (elite winger)
LW Bucyk (top prospect)
G Hall (elite G)


LW Wilson (2nd liner)
C Kennedy (3rd liner)
? Preston (never played pro)
G Sawchuk (elite G)
G Bassen (backup G)

You would think that in giving Lindsay and Hall to Chicago, the trade would have brought the freshly signed Bobby Hull back instead of Wilson and Kennedy. Imagine how different things might have been then?
When did I say he werent ahead of Shanahan? I wrote that he was a step behind Kelly and Delvecchio. I remember that trade and curse it to this day. Adams got his though but it took a while.

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