What were the best trades of all-time?

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  1. Big Phil

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    Not the worst trades but trades that ended up being lopsided and had the other team benefit greatly from it making the GM look brilliant. I wouldnt include the Gretzky trade because the Kings knew they were going to vastly improve after that. I mean trades like Francis to Pittsburgh, or Goring to NYI. Or even the Esposito package that went from Chicago to Boston.
     
  2. dkatzism

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    Rick Middleton for Ken Hodge. And that's the thread.
     
  3. JaymzB

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    The Habs getting Ken Dryden from the Bruins for bpretty much nothing.

    Detroit getting Kris Draper for $1.

    The Habs getting Russ Cortnall for John Kordic (R.I.P).

    There are countless others. unless you consider these "worst" trades.
     
  4. Wetcoaster

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    Dryden and Alex Campbell to the Bruins for for Guy Allen and Paul Reid on June 28, 1964. Other than Dryden none of them made the NHL. Campbell played 1 season in the IHL, Allen played 3 seasons of minor pro and Reid never turned pro. Dryden would be the Big Bad Bruins nemesis.

    Naslund for Stojanov is another one to go :shakehead
     
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    So, the worst trades in reverse...

    The best trades are ones that benefit both teams, like Newsy Lalonde for Aurel Joliat.
     
  6. FlyersPenguins

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    Bruins get: Cam Neely and the Canucks first round (third overall) pick in the '87 draft.

    Canucks get: Barry Pederson

    Yes.
     
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    I agree.

    Another would be Iginla for Nieuwendyk. That was a trade that benefited both teams.
     
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    After the 1972-73 season, Bernie Parent's NHL rights, held by Toronto while he was in the WHA, were traded to the Flyers (along with a pick -- Larry Goodenough) for a 1973 1st round pick (Bob Neely) and Doug Favell. The Flyers won the next two Cups.
     

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