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02-08-2013, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by cbcwpg View Post
Good Trades IMO ( Not many, but he did have some )

March, 1984, Ferguson traded his first round selection in the coming Entry Draft and future considerations for a veteran defenseman from Pittsburgh named Randy Carlyle. One of the best moves the Jets ever made, and not just for what Carlyle did on the ice.

July, 1981, Ferguson made a five player trade with the St. Louis Blues acquiring Paul MacLean.

March, 1983, Ferguson sent Willy Lindstrom away for Laurie Boschman. Lindstrom was at the end of his carreer, Boschman gave the Jets 7 good years.

1979, Ferguson picked up a minor league player from Montreal named Ron Wilson for cash. Very good role player / PK for the Jets.
Two things...

Kris Draper > Dave Babych
Ray Neufeld 61 goals in 3.5 years > $1

Seriously, Ray Neufeld was bad but he does have some value.

Doug Bodger had 8 good offensive NHL years and played up to 2000 almost, Carlyle retired at the end of hte 92-93 season, had 5 years of offensive production. In MY opinion, we lost that trade. If you think Carlyle is great defensively 8 years in his career with -10 or worse and 1 good +20 season. Bodger had 3 years at -10 or worse.

Acquiring Paul McLean would have to be his best trade and honestly it was a great trade... HOWEVER. He also dealt a 20-22 year old Dave Christian and Brian Mullen for less than favorable returns. He also dealt McLean for Brent Ashton who holds like the NHL record for playing on the most teams.

Trading Lindstrom for a young, high rated Laurie Boschman was another great trade. It was a great trade in all levels. We lost Morris Lukowich who was a strong offensive talent and was dealt for JIM NILL!

He dealt a young Lucien Deblois to MTL for a draft bust in Perry Turnbull (2nd pick overall in 1979) He scored 20 goals twice for us then faded away.

For every good trade Ferguson may have made, I can think of 3 trades that were bad and worked against us.

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