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03-04-2013, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Grant McCagg View Post
I would say Tommy Ivan made the worst trade ever. It's not like Luongo became a superstar who has won tons of playoff games...good goalie, but that trade doesn't come close to what Chicago did in trading Fred Stanfield, Ken Hodge and Phil Esposito for Pit Martin, Gilles Marotte and Jack Norris back in 1967.

A 70-goal scorer hall of famer that won scoring titles and MVPs, a tough first-line 50-goal scorer, and a solid second-line center, for a 20-goal scorer, 4th defenceman and a minor leaguer. They were integral parts of Boston's first Cup wins in decades.

Imagine Chicago with Bobby Hull, Dennis Hull, Mikita, Espo, Hodge, Stanfield, Pappin, Nesterenko, and Maki from 1968-73.....
That was terrible trade....but Pit Martin was decent playoff performer for the Hawks. I can remember disliking the guy in several playoff series we had with the Hawks back in late '60s-early 70s.

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