Round 2, Vote 1 (HFNYR Top NYR Defensemen)
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06-21-2013, 05:11 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Is anyone concerned about the fact that Gadsby got traded twice?
That was sort of Red Kelly's fault. They acquired Gadsby from Chicago in 1954. Six years later they traded him to Detroit. The initial deal was Gadsby and Eddie Shack for Red Kelly and Billy McNeil but Kelly refused to report and McNeil threatened to retire. The Rangers were awful that year. They later settled on Gadsby for Les Hunt and cash.
Long slumps triggered the original deal. The Rangers lost 10 in a row before beating Detroit, whose winless streak was extended to six games. After the trade was nullified, Gadsby hung around the rest of the season with the Rangers. But he wasn't happy because the attempted trade implied that he was expendable. So Muzz Patrick made the best of a bad situation and completed the transaction with Detroit the the following summer.
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