Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The 1991 LINDROS SAGA


From a great Russian Hockey Blog called kulichki, which I believe means 'Snap'..


"Big deal

The bidding that greeted Lindros' NHL arrival was unprecedented. He had already said he would not play for Quebec, which held his rights. The Nordiques accepted trade offers from both Philadelphia and the New York Rangers, which an arbitrator had to sort out. Here's a look at what teams were willing to give up for Lindros in 1992:

Philadelphia: The Flyers sent Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Steve Duchesne, Mike Ricci, Kerry Huffman, Chris Simon; two first-round draft picks; and $15 million.

New York Rangers: Their offer included Doug Weight, Tony Amonte, Alexei Kovalev, John Vanbiesbrouck and three first-round draft picks.

Chicago: The Blackhawks were reportedly offering a package led by Ed Belfour and Steve Larmer.

Detroit: The Red Wings were reportedly willing to part with captain Steve Yzerman and other veterans. Quebec also wanted Sergei Fedorov and Nicklas Lidstrom as part of any deal."


Wow, I didn't know half of those offers were out there. Thank gad the Flyers made that trade, because I detest the Flyers! And I hate Lindros!

For a MUST SEE CBC news video of the Lindros saga, click HERE.

6 Comments:

At July 26, 2006 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Temujin said...

No wonder the Avs won the cup the next year.

Geeeeeeeez.

 
At July 26, 2006 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Better them than the Flyers! Thanks ERIC!

 
At July 26, 2006 at 1:49 PM , Blogger reality check said...

Serge Savard hung up on Pierre Page when he asked for Patrick Roy.

Years later Habs GM Rejean Houle gave the Avs Roy for Jocelyn Thibeault, who came to the Avs as one of the Philly draft picks recieved in the deal.

The other draft pick became the 10th overall in 1994. Quebec flipflopped the pick with Washington and chose Wade Belak 12th overall. Incidently, the 9th pick right before the Nords made the switch was Brett Lindros. They should have drafted him just to get even!

Ricci was traded to the Sharks Shean Donovan and a first round pick, 10th overall (Alex Tanguay).

Hextal went to the Islanders for Mark Fitzpatrick. They also flipped 1st rounders. Quebec took Adam Deadmarsh 14th and the Isles chose Todd Bertuzzi 23rd.

They traded Duchesne and a minor leaguer (Denis Chasse) for Garth Butcher, Ron Sutter, and Bob Bassen.

The other players brought back insignificant return when they left. Huffman was claimed by Ottawa in a waiver draft. Simon was packaged with Curtis Leshisheshyn ( I won't eveb attempt to spellcheck it) to Washington for Keith Jones and a pick which became Scott Parker.

All in all, without a doubt probably the great trade/ robbery by any one team. It was a steal just for Forsberg even up.

The NHL guide ought to mention that along with Lindros, Bobby Clarke recieved precocious Mommy Bonnie and Seargant Daddy Carl, along with the son whose head became softer than Charmin as the years wore on!

 
At July 26, 2006 at 3:54 PM , Blogger girlysportsrant said...

Incredible. I remember the night of the trade that some reporters were saying they wouldnt trade Forsberg for Lindros straight up.
I didnt quite believe that since Lindros was a stud but for sure the total price was waaay to heavy.

Of course Forsberg became a force and Lindros other than his 1 MVP season, could never live up to the tremendous hype.

 
At July 26, 2006 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Hello Girlysportsrant! Welcome! I remember the Lindros hype as the 'next great one', before Forsberg even played where we could watch him mostly. So it is easy to judge this trade as a disgrace in hindsight, isn't it?
It would have been easier to guage this trade if Lindros (Baby Huey) didn't have a soft head.

 
At July 27, 2006 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Hodge said...

Just think how boring it would be without crazy GM's tho. lol

Too bad he was such a dickhead being drafted by the Nords and didn't go on to have a injury free career. He has managed 1.2 ppm career, with last year on the Leafs as his only sub one ppm pace.

 

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