Biggest trade of all time (big name player (Hossa) for big name player (Heatley)

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  1. trahans99

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    Just curious where the Hossa/Heatley trade may rank in terms of blockbuster trades?

    I am looking for biggest names of players who have been in league more than 2 years each.

    Don't respond saying:
    Lindros - Forsberg/extras ...
    Gretzky to La - forget who for .... but no big stars
    Luongo/Jokinin - Parrish & whoever else..
    Roy - Thibault & package

    I am looking for strictly big name for big name who have been in the league more than 2 years.

    I can't think of any huge trades like this off the top of my head where both teams trade superstars... I am really starting to like this new CBA :handclap:

    The potential of both these stars could make it one of the biggest trades ever???

    Thoughts anyone?
     
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    Park and Ratelle for Esposito and Vadnais was huge.
     
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    Lafontaine and Turgeon were traded for each other in 1991, and were both bonafide stars at the time
     
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    The Bure and Co for Jovocop and others was pretty big.

    Jovo had already played a couple seasons in the league IIRC.
     
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    To Penguins: 9th round pick.
     
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    Jimmy Carson +

    Could've been a great player. Quite a shame really.
     
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    Gretzky for $15 million USD was huge. Factor in inflation and we are talking about probably $30 million or more in today's dollars.


    Probably the biggest deal ever:

    November 4, 1947

    Max Bentley (Hart and Ross trophy winner) & Cyril Thomas to Toronto

    Gaye Stewart (Calder Trophy winner & Hart Runner-up), Bud Poile, Gus Bodnar(Calder Trophy winner), Bob Goldham, Ernie Dickens to Chicago
     
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    Flyers-Pens 1992 deal that sent multiple players in each direction: Tocchet to Pittsburgh -Recchi to Philly.

    Flyers-Montreal 1995 deal that sent, among others, Desjardins/LeClair to Philly for Recchi.

    Another that may or may not qualify: John Bucyk was sent from Detroit to Boston for Terry Sawchuk in 1957. Bucyk had two seasons under his belt at the time of the trade but I am not sure how big a name he was at the time.
     
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  9. Easily the biggest trade I've seen here other than the Gretzky and Lindros trade.
     
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    Biggest trade IMO was the one CP pulled off... directly resulted in 2 Stanley Cups.
     
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    There is nothing that even comes remotely close to Gretz being sold to the Kings in '88- it was HUGE and the effect it had on the league with salaries and exposure and growth in the 90's can not be overemphasized. Just because there were not a lot of other big names involved doesn't diminish what the sale did- and actually in all of sports there are not a lot of other trades that were as monumental as this one in the modern era of sports. And no doubt about it- it was a sale not a trade.
     
  12. I think that was the biggest trade talent wise.

    Another was Langway, Jarvis, Engblom for Green and Ryan Walter
     
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    Wasn't Luc Robitaille & Ulf Samuelsson for Peter Nedved & Sergej Zubov in 1995 ?
     
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    Cam Neely and a 1st (Glen Wesley) to the Bruins for Barry Pederson
     
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    Ah, how could I be so dumb? :rant:
     
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    At the time, Chara was nothing more than a 5-6 defenceman.
     
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    He was playing over 22 minutes a game with the Isles so that is false. Obviously someone with the Sens saw his potential or he would not have been the key player coming back in the deal.
     
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    Hats off for remembering that one: it was during one of the periods I "blanked" on following hockey as a youth, but that was it exactly

    In my lifetime, I think that would be the one. Two star calibre forwards and two star calibre defensemen swtiching teams is about as big as it gets.

    Yah, but I think the citation of the Lindros-Forsberg+ trade in the "do not use" examples sorta hints that the potential these guys had at the time shouldn't have to be part of the equation
     
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    I don't see any right or wrong answers in a thread like this. Perhaps instead of microanalysing what others post you could suggest a trade yourself.
     
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    Nieuwendyk and Langenbrunner for Arnott, McKay and 1st rounder
     
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    McGriff and Fernandez for Carter and Alomar
     
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    Iginla hadn't played a single NHL game at that point in his career. He was (obviously) nowhere near an established commodity.
     
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