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Best Trade In Team History: Pittsburgh

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Cash for Jean Pronovost, John Arbour (1968) 0 0%
Lou Angotti, 1st for Ron Schock, Craig Cameron, 2nd (1969) 0 0%
Glen Sather for Syl Apps Sr, Sheldon Kannegiesser (1971) 0 0%
Jack Lynch, Jim Rutherford for Ron Stackhouse (1974) 0 0%
Anders Hakansson for Kevin Stevens (1983) 3 3.16%
Craig Simpson, Dave Hannan, others for Paul Coffey, others (1987) 8 8.42%
Doug Bodger, Darrin Shannon for Tom Barrasso, 3rd (1988) 6 6.32%
2nd for Joe Mullen (1990) 2 2.11%
Chris Dahlquist, Jim Johnson for Larry Murphy, Peter Taglianetti (1990) 1 1.05%
John Cullen, Z Zalapski, J Parker for Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson, G Jennings (1991) 65 68.42%
Mark Recchi, Brian Benning, 1st for Rick Tocchet, K Samuelsson, K Wregget, 3rd (1992) 0 0%
Petr Nedved, Sean Pronger, Chris Tamer for Alex Kovalev, Harry York (1998) 0 0%
Colby Armstrong, E Christensen, A Esposito, 1st for Marian Hossa, Pascal Dupuis (2008) 1 1.05%
Ryan Whitney for Chris Kunitz, Eric Tangradi (2009) 0 0%
Alex Goligoski for James Neal, Matt Niskanen (2011) 9 9.47%
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03-06-2013, 07:51 PM
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Best Trade In Team History: Pittsburgh

Anaheim: Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky, picks for Teemu Selanne, Marc Chouinard, picks (1996)
Boston: Barry Pederson for Cam Neely, 1987 1st round pick (Glen Wesley) (1986)
Buffalo: Stephane Beauregard, pick (Eric Daze) for Dominik Hasek (1992)
Calgary: 2nd round pick for Miikka Kiprusoff (2003)
Carolina: Keith Primeau, pick for Rod Brind'Amour, Jean-Marc Pelletier, pick (2000)
Chicago: Hank Bassen, Forbes Kennedy, Bill Preston, Johnny Wilson for Glenn Hall, Ted Lindsay (1957)
Colorado: Eric Lindros for Peter Forsberg, Steve Duchesne, other players, picks, $15 million (1992)
Columbus: 1st, #3 (Jay Bouwmeester), option to swap 2003 1sts for 1st round pick, #1 (Rick Nash) (2002)
Dallas: Kevin Hatcher for Sergei Zubov (1996)
Detroit: $1 for Kris Draper (1993)
Edmonton: 2nd (Neal Broten), 3rd (Kevin Maxwell) for Dave Semenko, 3rd (Mark Messier) (1979)
Florida: Oleg Kvasha, Mark Parrish for Olli Jokinen, Roberto Luongo (2000)
Los Angeles: Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, picks for Wayne Gretzky, Marty McSorley, Mike Krushelnyski (1988)
Minnesota: 3rd, 4th for Manny Fernandez, Brad Lukowich (2000)
Montreal: 1st (Chris Oddleifson), Ernie Hicke for #1 overall pick (Guy Lafleur), Francois Lacombe, cash (1970)
Nashville: Future Considerations for Kimmo Timonen, Jan Vopat (1998)
New Jersey: 1st, #11 (Trevor Kidd), 2nd for 1st, #20 (Martin Brodeur), 2nd, 2nd (1990)
New York Islanders: Dave Cameron, Bob Lorimer for 1st (Pat Lafontaine) (1981)
New York Rangers: Louie Debrusk, Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice for Mark Messier (1991)
Ottawa: Alexei Yashin for Zdeno Chara, Bill Muckalt, 1st (Jason Spezza) (2001)
Philadelphia: 1st, future considerations for Bernie Parent, 2nd (1973)
Phoenix: Dale Hawerchuk, 1st for Scott Arniel, Phil Housley, Jeff Parker, 1st (Keith Tkachuk) (1990)


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03-06-2013, 09:22 PM
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Obviously the Jagr trade

This one is tough. Went with the Barrasso trade....Shannon/Bodger was nothing special, and Barrasso was a key part of their Cup runs.

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03-06-2013, 09:36 PM
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a decade of Jean Pronovost for cash ain't a bad deal. he's still third all time in Games Played and Goals.

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03-07-2013, 12:02 AM
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It's the Barrasso trade.

The Francis/Samuelsson trade was considered to favor Hartford by many at the time (Cullen was younger and was among the league scoring leaders that season, Zalapski was a good PMD). The Coffey trade cost them a good scoring winger in Simpson.

Bodger was a mediocre defenseman, and Shannon was an unspectacular 3rd-line winger. Barrasso was a top goalie who would remain so for a decade after the deal, while everyone else in the trade filtered out of the league within a few years.

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03-07-2013, 12:32 AM
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Went with the Ulf/Francis trade like most people, but seeing all these, dang Pens have had a lot of really good trades.

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Winning the draft lottery, duh.

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03-07-2013, 02:31 AM
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Francis/Samuelsson trade was the best, then the Barasso trade. And yes, The Penguins have made quite a few excellent trades thruout their history as well.

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03-07-2013, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by GrigsAndGirgs View Post
Obviously the Jagr trade

This one is tough. Went with the Barrasso trade....Shannon/Bodger was nothing special, and Barrasso was a key part of their Cup runs.
Well you could argue that the trade led to the suckitude that got them Crosby and Malkin.

Lots of good trades to choose from. Went with the Francis trade because I feel he and Ulf brought the missing pieces to the team that they needed to win the back to back cups, even if the guys going the other way were decent.

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03-07-2013, 05:28 AM
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Francis trade hands down

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The trade that brought in Ronny Franchise.

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03-07-2013, 08:05 AM
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The Francis trade.

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03-07-2013, 09:00 AM
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Ron Francis and Ulf trade

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03-07-2013, 09:07 AM
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the goligoski trade for Neal AND Nisky is definitely developing into one of the best ever.

but I mean, we got Francis, Ulf, and Jennings for nothing special. Can't really deny that it's spot. Pronovost for $$$ is close though.

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03-07-2013, 12:02 PM
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A 2nd for Joey Mullen is pretty darn good value-wise as well.

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Plenty of good trades but the Francis trade put them over the top and helped them win 2 cups.

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03-08-2013, 07:40 AM
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03-08-2013, 05:16 PM
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The Ronny Franchise deal may have been the best deadline deal in league history and paved the way for back-to-back Cups. Hard to argue with that one, though the discussion for #2 is definitely interesting.

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It's really hard to rate trades in hindsight. Almost everyone picks the Whalers' one, but at the time it was considered even or in Hartford's favor. Same with Naslund. At the time, he wasn't exactly a top notch prospect.

The most important one in my opinion was Simpson for Coffey. That started the Pens' rise from the bottom. Simpson was a very good young player, and Coffey was well, Paul ****ing Coffey. Watching him and Mario work was incredible.

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