I remember watching a Bruins vs Flyers game in which Brad McKrimmon scored on Pete Peters from somewhere around his own blue line. Later on they were traded for each other and Peters went on to win the Vezina for Boston.
I can't remember the names but Montreal and Boston(?) had a one for one trade and then the next offseason both players resigned with their original team. The following deadline one year to the day of the first trade they were traded for eachother again.
the draper and murphy trades to red wings are ironic because draper was said to be a zero, no one would want him or need him. murphy was getting on the wrong side of hockey-age and was thought to be burnt out.
we (red wings) get draper, turn him into one of the best defensive forwards out there (gave him a chance and he grabbed it) and re-vitalized murphy's career mid season in 97.
again, why does it become ironic? two teams (jets/leafs) thought they were nothing and couldnt amount to anything. they both help win the first cup in how many years? what did detroit lose in all of this? 1 dollar and change.
two zeroes that couldnt amount to anything ---------> back to back stanley cups (97 and 98)
For me an ironic trade is when the leafs traded Larry Murphy to Detroit for nothing. Leafs fans were glad to rid of the guy because there were convinced his career was over and he was washed up. Red Wing fans think other wise....
Worked out well for Detroit, they got the powerplay point specialist they needed, and had Lidstrom there to cover his many defensive mistakes while he did his thing. Unfortunately for the Leafs, they didn't have the luxury of having a player like Lidstrom on their blueline, so they needed defensemen who didn't specialize in pizza delivery.
I don't know if their ironic, but is baseball you'll see guys 'traded for themselves"
I remember the one year the Bluejays traded John MacDonald to the Tigers for Future Considerations, and those futures ended up being MacDonald going back.
This sort of thing has happened in the NHL too. Several years ago, Brian Savage was traded to St. Louis for future considerations. I believe the future considerations were that Phoenix would claim him off waivers after the season (which is what ended up happening).
Not a trade, but free agent signings. Corson and Gary Roberts were signed as UFAs on the same day by the leafs. There they were together at the presser putting on their jerseys all smiles. Truth is, they couldn't stand each other since their OHL days.
Definiton: Happening in the opposite way to what is expected, thus typically causing wry amusement.
Essentially, any Eklund rumor. Specifically, the Smyth to NYI.
My favourite Eklund moment was last season when Cammalleri was traded mid-game... he tweets "hearing Florida as a possible destination."
__________________ ďItís embarrassing. Iím embarrassed to be here right now. Itís not even funny. And itís just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. Itís not how youíre going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013