After a great blog by Mslepp on the Gilmore/ Leeman trade I was inspired to point out a few really poor trades in the club's history. You tell me what you think was the worst of the following or if you have one to add, by all means please do so!
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First up has to be the aforementioned Trade:
Jamie Macoun, Ric Nattress, Kent Manderville, and Rick Wamsley FOR
Gary Leeman, Alexander Godynyuk, Jeff Reese, Michel Petit and Craig Berube
I don't really need to expand on this trade but it wasn't just "Killer" going, two quality d left as well.
After disputing with head coach Greg Gilbert about first line ice time with Iginla, the Flames traded Marc Savard to the Atlanta Thrashers for Ruslan Zainullin... then fired the coach he was disputing with.
Brett Hull and Steve Bozek to the St. Louis Blues for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley... This one is lopsided but not without rewards but let me ask you, if the Flames don't win in '89 does Ramage equal Hull?? Does he anyway??
Calgary Flames trade Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for a 2nd round selection in 2000 (later traded to the Washington Capitals - Matt Pettinger).... This guy was supposed to be our heir apparent to Kidd, the Goalie to save us...instead the Ducks win a cup with him and we get?? Nothing... well actually Miika Elomo, and Levente Szuper, remember them?? Thought not.
Al MacInnis to the St. Louis Blues for Phil Housley, a 2nd round selection (Steve Begin) in 1996 and a 2nd round selection (John Tripp)... While Housley was a decent puck mover he was past his prime in Calgary and MacInnis was a Conn Smyth winner...
Like I said if you have some I'd love to hear them!!
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