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04-25-2013, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
It was going to be Palffy and Pilon for Sundstrom, Todd Harvey, a 1st, a prospect and $2.5M. That was the hockey part of the trade.

The other part was financial issues surrounding broadcasting Islander games on Cablevision systems.

Here's a good article:
Thanks a lot!

Very interesting read. Of course, Pilon went on to be a Ranger anyway. Palffy had some tremendous years in LA. It's unbelievable to think that in 1999, a team in the NHL wasn't having all of its games televised (Chicago in same boat I'm assuming).

The LA trade ended up being Palffy, Brian Smolinski, Marcel Cousineau and New Jersey's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Daniel Johansson) in 1999 Entry Draft for Olli Jokinen, Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Taylor Pyatt) in 1999 Entry Draft.

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