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Ed Giacomin and other Traded Tales

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07-25-2012, 11:54 AM
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Ed Giacomin and other Traded Tales

Seeing Ichiro! (he lost the exclamation point about two years ago, but he'll always be Ichiro! to me) traded to the New York Yankees just in time for them to play a series in Seattle against the Mariners brought to mind the great tale of Eddie Giacomin being washed out to sea (or the Detroit Red Wings), only to face the Rangers in MSG a few days later. Of course, both Giacomin's Red Wings and Ichiro!'s Yankees (boo) won the game.

Any other great tales like that?

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Bill Hicke

Dec. 22, 1964 the Montreal Canadiens traded Bill Hicke to the MY Rangers for Dick Duff.Two minor leaguers also changed teams. The following night the two teams played at the Forum but neither player contributed as they had little practice time with their new team.Canadiens won 2-0.

January 9,1965, the Rangers were back at the Forum, beating the Canadiens 6-5. Bill Hicke scored three goals including the winner:

http://www.flyershistory.com/cgi-bin....cgi?H19640109

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Well, a little more convoluted than a trade with whomever coming back to haunt with a stellar performance, consider this one; Frank Selke of the Habs in 1946 is on a Scouting Trip and comes across one Gordie Howe in Omaha, checks the Red Wings protected list & finds out through a clerical error that Howes name isnt on it. He couldve grabbed him then & there. However, his friend Tommy Ivan was the Coach of the team & so he therefore dropped a couple of "hints" that he liked the player, Ivan in turn checking out Howes status, finding the error & correcting it. Had Selke not done so, dropped the hints to protect his friend from a major embarrassment, grabbed Howe who wouldve no doubt played his entire career in Montreal through the 50's & 60's, a scary thought considering those teams already illustrious names, well, lets just say that Gordie wouldnt have been the thorn in Montreals side that he was.

.... and can you just imagine? Howe with the Montreal Canadiens? Virtually unstoppable.

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Well, a little more convoluted than a trade with whomever coming back to haunt with a stellar performance, consider this one; Frank Selke of the Habs in 1946 is on a Scouting Trip and comes across one Gordie Howe in Omaha, checks the Red Wings protected list & finds out through a clerical error that Howes name isnt on it. He couldve grabbed him then & there. However, his friend Tommy Ivan was the Coach of the team & so he therefore dropped a couple of "hints" that he liked the player, Ivan in turn checking out Howes status, finding the error & correcting it. Had Selke not done so, dropped the hints to protect his friend from a major embarrassment, grabbed Howe who wouldve no doubt played his entire career in Montreal through the 50's & 60's, a scary thought considering those teams already illustrious names, well, lets just say that Gordie wouldnt have been the thorn in Montreals side that he was.

.... and can you just imagine? Howe with the Montreal Canadiens? Virtually unstoppable.
Interesting, thanks for sharing this.

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