and night out. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. His presence in the locker room is well documented, while his on ice abilities were also unique. This one is probably his most baffling. The late 90s and early part of this past decade were not kind to the Calgary Flames, and neither was the team’s management for that matter. But no matter how many transactions occur, everyone still looks back on Adam Oates making Red Wings history. Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images. Envoyer à un ami. C $52.47 . Brett Gibbons. It’s enough to make cranky NHL fans longing for big blockbusters reminisce about the days when their team pulled off a heist for the ages. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images). The draft pick would unsurprisingly become Jason Spezza, and the aforementioned Chara would enjoy several season in Ottawa before becoming a Norris Trophy winner in Boston. So they shipped star player Hossa to Pittsburgh. Even though the scoring Slovak is pushing 40, he continues to churn out points (515 career goals, 597 career assists) and climb the NHL all-time goals list. Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Over the Hill Gang, Pietrangelo, Simmonds & More, Jets Roster Hopefuls for the 2020-21 Season, Ottawa Senators Sign Evgenii Dadonov to Three-Year Contract, Lightning Director of Scouting Al Murray – Drafting a Cup-Winning Core, NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Bruins, Panthers, Hurricanes, More. The Canadiens shipped Patrick Roy to the Colorado Avalanche with captain Mike Keane for Jocelyn Thibault, Martin Rucinsky and Andrei Kovalenko. The most notable player going the other way was Gary Leeman, a 50-goal scorer with the Leafs who managed only 11 goals in 59 games with the Flames before he was sent packing to the Montreal Canadiens. He had six 50-goal seasons with the Kings and holds several scoring records for the franchise. Calgary could have had a borderline dynasty, as Hull went on to be one of the best goal scorers of all-time. Hossa’s future was significantly brighter. To make matters worse, that first-round choice ended up being Glen Wesley. Your privacy is safe with us. © The Hockey Writers 2018. Nicholls was the biggest name returning to the Oilers, however he was traded to the New Jersey Devils after parts of two seasons with the Oilers. Secondly, how much did the trade hurt the team? Yet another blundering trade by the Calgary Flames, a young and cocky Brett Hull is shipped to St. Louis for veterans Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley. Hull also played in eight All-Star Games (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 2001). And he scored 70 goals or more in three straight seasons from 1989-90 to 1991-92, becoming only the second player in NHL history to accomplish the feat. The aftermath: This was called, by many outlets, the worst trade in Red Wings history. The aftermath: The trade for the other half of the “Hull and Oates” duo is quite interesting. In 1987-88, the Calgary Flames were on the verge of winning a Stanley Cup. It’s still a hot discussion topic whether or not the Gretzky trade was the first move in disassembling the unstoppable Oilers dynasty. Wamsley played parts of four seasons with the Flames as a backup before he too was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a huge trade which also made this list. Middleton, seen as a bright and rising star, had scored 46 goals in his first two seasons on Broadway, though he was known to enjoy the New York scene a bit too much.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_1',664,'0','0'])); When Middleton The new-fangled squad moved from Quebec to Colorado, and became the Stanley Cup winning Avalanche in 1996 and 2001.