Your team's BEST and WORST trades of ALL TIME
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02-26-2013, 08:10 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York City
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Best: Tom Kurvers for Toronto's 1st (Scott Niedermayer)
Worst: Honestly tough to say a truly awful trade for NJ. Pat Verbeek to Hartford for Sylvain Turgeon, although Turgeon scored 30 in his one season in NJ, and was flipped to MTL for Claude Lemieux. Back to Rockies days, the 1980 1st round pick swap with Montreal that involved Sean Shanahan to Colorado but gave the Canadiens the 1st overall pick is the worst trade in franchise history. Habs screwed the pick, but Dave Babych, Denis Savard, Larry Murphy or Paul Coffey all could have been had.
Luckily since Lou took over the bombs haven't been too bad, but before it was ridiculous. How about a 1st round pick (LaFontaine) to the Isles for Lewis and Lorimer? How can a terrible team trade a future first for two aging middle-of-the-pack defensemen? And I recall Beck and Ramage playing for the Rockies at one point...how can you lose two potential cornerstone defensemen and have nothing to show for it?
And best...Kurvers for a first is right up there for sure. How about Turgeon for Lemieux? Or the pick swap that got the Devils Brodeur? Moves that brought Cups to NJ.
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