Best/Worst trades by team

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  1. kili85

    kili85 Registered User

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    Hello

    There is lots of trade chains around...let's put all in one.

    Name best/worst trade for every club..

    Let's try to make whole list

    Best/Worst

    Anaheim: Selänne from Winnipeg/Selänne to San Jose
    Atlanta:Savard from Boston/Pothier to Ottawa for McEachern
    Boston:Espo deal/Thornton trade
    Buffalo:Hasek/
    Calgary:KIPPER/the infamous 10 player deal with Toronto
    Carolina: /Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson, Grant Jennings->PIT, John Cullen, Zarley Zalapski, Jeff Parker->HAR
    Chicago:Havlat and smolinski last summer/Esposito deal
    Colorado:Roy or Lindros/Drury
    Columbus:Modin and Norrena for Denis/
    Dallas:Zubov from NYR for K.Hatcher/Niinimaa, Corson, V Bure...list goes on and on
    Detroit:Larry Murphy for draft pick/Ted Lindsay and Glenn Hall to Chicago
    Edmonton:Ranford and Courtnall for Moog/All the dynasty ending trades at 1988-1992
    Florida:Jokinen and luongo from islanders/LUONGO to Vancouver!!!
    LA:Norström from Rangers/Goring to NYI for Harris
    Minnesota:Manny for couple draft picks/Andy Sutton to Atlanta for Hnat Domenichelli
    Montreal: /everything contacted with Roy-trade
    Nashville:
    New Jersey:Bobby Holik and 2nd round (Jay Pandolfo)-> NJ, Sean Burke, Eric Weinrich ->HAR/Claude Lemieux -> COL, Steve Thomas ->NJ

    NY Islanders:Smyth/Yashin deal and many other Mad Mike's deals
    NY Rangers:Messier from Oilers, and all the trades at 94 deadline/Middleton to Boston for Hodge
    Ottawa:Yashin to NYI/Demitra to St Louis for Olsson
    Philly:LeClair and others from Montreal/
    Phoenix:/Briere to Buffalo for Gratton
    Pittsburgh:the 91 deadline deal with Hartford/Näslund
    San Jose:Thornton/
    St Louis:Brett Hull from Calgary/many choises (Mullen to Calgary, Gilmour to Calgary and of course Courtnall, ronning etc to Vancouver)
    Tampa Bay:
    Toronto:Mats Sundin from Quebec/Sittler out for costello
    Vancouver:Näslund or Luongo/Neely to boston for Pederson
    Washington:

    I just start the list, but i'm going to fill those blanks as soon as I get some suggestions...those couple are just examples
     
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  2. Hasbro

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    I'd argue the Lindros trade was better for Colorado/Quebec than the roy trade

    Worst: Drury
     
  3. deflowd

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    for devils i'd suggest
    worst -
    Dave Ellett, Doug Gilmour and a 3rd round selection to devils for Jason Smith, Steve Sullivan and the rights to Alyn McCauley.
    or
    Claude Lemiuex for Steve Thomas

    Best -
    wolanin for a first (scott niedermayer)

    if that's cheap then i'd go with

    Sean Burke and Eric Weinrich to whalers for Bobby Holik and a 2nd round selection (Jay Pandolfo)
     
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    Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes: Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson, and Grant Jennings to the Pittsburgh Penguins for John Cullen, Zarley Zalapski, and Jeff Parker. Also of note was first-round picks in 1995, 1996, and 1997 for Glen Wesley from the Boston Bruins. All three ended up being top ten picks. :banghead:
     
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    If you are including the Rockies there just about any trade they did could be considered the worst.

    Barry Beck to the Rangers
    1982 #1 overall to the Bruins...
     
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    I believe it was Tom Kurvers for the 1st pick not Wolanin.

    The real question is, out of all the bad trades they've made, which is the worst trade by the Islanders?
     
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    yeah you're right, that makes it even worse
     
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    Best trade:
    San Jose: Joe Thornton
     
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    Wolly went the other way for Stastny IIRC
     
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    Calgary's worst ever trade: Doug Gilmour, Jamie Macoun, Ric Nattress, Kent Manderville, and Rick Wamsley in exchange for Gary Leeman, Alexander Godynuk, Jeff Reese, Michel Petit and Craig Berube. The 10 player deal was the largest in NHL history, and statistically speaking, one of the most lopsided.
     
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    Vancouver's worst trade was obviously Neely for Pederson

    Rangers worst was Middleton for Hodge

    L.A.'s worst was Goring for Harris
     
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    For the Ducks:

    Best - Chad Kilger+Oleg Tverdovsky+3rd for Teemu Selanne+Marc Choinard+4th

    Worst - Teemu Selanne for Jeff Friesen+Steve Shields+2nd


    The Pronger trade may be a close second for best, but I think Teemu has had a significant impact on the way this franchise has turned out that he deserves as much credit as Pronger for whatever happens in the next few seasons.

    I can't even think of a second for worst. There haven't been a whole lot of major screwups in the trade department as far as I can remember other than that one.
     
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    I think the best trade in Flyers' history is Doug Favell and a 1st (Bob Neely) to Toronto for Bernie Parent and a second-round pick (Larry Goodenough). It is the most important trade in the team's history.

    The LeClair/Desjardins acqusition from Montreal (Recchi was the main component headed to the Canadiens) can probably be rivaled by two others:

    1. Greg Adams, Ken Linseman, 1st rounder (David Jensen) and a 3rd (Leif Karlsson) to Hartford for Mark Howe and a 3rd (Derrick Smith).

    2. Mike "Shaky" Walton to Boston for Rick MacLeish (and Danny Shock).
     
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    Best trades for the Blue Jackets:

    1. Fredrik Modin + Fredrik Norrena for Marc Denis.

    2. Jaroslav Spacek + 2nd round pick (Dan Fritsche) for Lyle Odelein.
     
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    Edmonton Oilers:

    Worst -

    Gretzky trade!
    Mark Messier for Louie DeBrusk, Steve Rice and Bernie Nicholls
    Miro Satan for Barrie Moore and Craig Millar
    Geoff Courtnall for Greg Adams (not the Devils/Canucks Adams)


    Best -

    Steve Smith for Dave Manson
    Andy Moog for Bill Ranford and Geoff Courtnall
    Craig McTavish for Todd Marchant
    Esa Tikkanen for Doug Weight
    Shayne Corson & 2 1st Round Picks for Curtis Joseph and Mike Grier
    *Getting Bryan Marchment as compensation for Steve Rice
     
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    Based upon what they gave up I think the Roy/Keane deal was better and more important.
     
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    Morris Ballard for Gratton Vaananen might end up worse long term depending how Ballard pans out.
     
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    To Colorado: Patrick Roy, Mike Keane
    To Montreal: Jocelyn Thibault, Martin Rucinsky, Andrei Kovalenko



    Enough said.
     
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    If you considers the Nords, then
    Mats Sundin to TOR
    for
    Wendell Clark to QUE

    Is absolutely BRUTAL.
     
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    It's hard to say. In the "Worst Trade Chain" Thread I broke down the Lindors trade and pretty much every major Colorado deal over the course of their existence was affected by that trade.
     
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    True, but they did give up a major chip in Lindros. To aquire arguably the best goalie of all-time and another crucial piece in winning the Cup they gave up very little.
     
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    No doubt. Thibeault, Rucinsky, and Kovalenko for Roy and Keane is a great trade. Trading for Lindros for 8 assets (7 players and a first over-all pick) is amazing.
     
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    LA trading their 1st round pick in 1979 to Boston. I forget the goalie the Kings got, but Boston got Ray Bourque.
     
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    Whatever trade the Rangers made to get rid of Sergei Zubov, was their worst deal.

    Zubov made that 1994 team along with aging superstars.
     
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    Ron Grahame. He was a good goalie in the WHA.
     

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