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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!

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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August 14, 2008 4:03 PM ET | Delete
Although it wasn't a player for player trade you have to include Calgary moving up in the draft to get Trevor Kidd over Brodeur who was picked with Calgary's pick.
August 14, 2008 4:20 PM ET | Delete
AHH totally missed that one!! Where we traded DOWN and got Kidd and the drafted some goalie..what was his name?? oh yeah Brodeur.
August 14, 2008 5:12 PM ET | Delete
Blair Betts and Greg Moore for Chris Simon has been sweet for us
August 14, 2008 5:18 PM ET | Delete
Hmm nice blog , but as a hab fan i just want to add in the Riberio for Niinama trade for us , can you say fleeced?
August 14, 2008 6:20 PM ET | Delete
I have to say I really hated the Kobasew, Ference for Stuart and a conditional pick trade. Kobasew had worn out his welcome here for sure. For whatever reason he just couldn't get his game together here, but Ferrance was always solid for us and with his departure we've had to suffer with guys like Ericksson...etc... If Stuart had re-signed with us then maybe the trade would have left a better taste. As it was I feel the trade ended up with us getting nothing and setting our team back instead by losing two quality players...just a thought...the Kidd/Brodeur deal is the worst in our history tho
August 14, 2008 6:58 PM ET | Delete
Loved the Ference/Kobasew trade when it happened... hate it now; our team could use more guys with the heart that Ference brought night in night out. Stuart was acquired with every intention of signing a long-term deal. Now, we're left with Primeau, who's likely in his last season with the club. Can't say the Kidd/Brodeur was the worst because who knows the players that will be selected in the draft. We weren't trading Brodeur for Kidd, it was the 11th pick for the 20th pick. But yeah, didn't work out for us that's for sure. As for Ramage, any deal that wins a team a cup is a good one. You can ask Dallas the same question... do they regret trading Iggy to us for Nieuwendyk? Probably not, cuz they won a cup with him.
August 14, 2008 8:32 PM ET | Delete
It's not comparable with the others mentioned...but Reinprect for Leclerc? What the bloody heck was that?! What was Marty St. Louis traded for, if anything? I bet that one will look a disaster too. I'd forgotten how bad the Savard deal was. I don't think anything tops the Gilmour deal though - how did Risebrough ever get another job after that?
August 14, 2008 11:18 PM ET | Delete
There's all sorts of horrible trades but there have been a couple of great ones latley. Huselius for Steve Montador and Dustin Johner. Langkow for Denis Gauthier and Oleg Saprykin. And even Tanguay for Leopold, at least we got a couple good years out of Tanguay and now we have Cammalleri. And I agree that Ference/Kobasew trade sucked. When Calgary drafted up to draft Kidd they were afraid NJ was going to draft Kidd before they could, NJ wanted Brodeur and received an extra draft pick to choose the goalie they would have picked anyway.
August 15, 2008 1:07 AM ET | Delete
Rink- St. Louis was left to be a free agent signing, I believe we had to leave him available in an expansion draft. Theovs- There has been a ton of great trades, bringing Savard here was one of them but Kipper, Huselius, Tanguya, Langkow... on and on I agree!!
August 16, 2008 8:10 AM ET | Delete
they all stink... just like the flames do. too bad Sutter is a credible GM and a smart guy, because he's turned the franchise around and has done a good job not giving good assets away for nothing in return. Sutter has the ability to trade a mediocre defenseman like Leopold and get a dynamic forward like Tanguay, and then ultimately move him for a budding young sniper like Cammaleri. That's what makes him different from the useless GMs that Cgy had in the past.unfortunately. stupid flames
August 16, 2008 8:13 AM ET | Delete
hey hab fan... they had to get rid of ribeiro and theodore because of their attitudes and "non-commitment" to hockey as they would say (aka coke-noses). I think Gainey would argue they are a better team now - and I would agree.Subsequently, both Riberio and Theo have turned their careers around.
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