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12-29-2012, 04:47 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: kitchener, Ontario
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Patrick Roy was almost traded to the Nords in the summer of 95 for Owen Nolan and Stephane Fiset. Serge Savard was canned before a follow up came into place. Given that Réjan Houle traded Roy to Colorado because he admired prospect Jocelyn Thibeault and had high hopes for him, there's no reason to think he would not have traded him to the Nords after the Roy fiasco. Pierre Lacroix would have made him an offer he can't refuse.
And Houle approached Chicago for a trade(that included Belfour) and they refused.
Finally with Roy joining the team, Quebec would have had their new arena.
Wasn't it already determined summer 1995 the Nordiques were leaving. I can't see the Habs giving the Nords their missing piece.
Imagine a similar thing happening now with Carey Price. Can you honestly picture the Habs sending him to Toronto helping fill the leafs biggest hole.
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