Best Bruins trades
posted at 11/1/2010 7:12 PM EDT
So I was thinking about this last night, whether it was the Espo/Hodge/Stanfield tarde, or the Pederson for Neely/Wesley trade or the Ron Grahame for the pick that became Ray Bourque trade, so I asked my brothers their opinion and one sent me this response about the long term ramifications of the Pederson trade. It's stunning, and two current roster players can be connected back to the ramifications of that trade. Take a read of his note to me.
There are a few but Pederson for Neely and a 1st keeps giving.
The 1st rounder became Glen Wesley at 3rd overall.
A decade later Wesley is traded to Hartford for 3 1st round picks.
Becoming McLaren, Aitken and Samsonov.
McLaren was trade for Jillson and Hakett and then Jillson is traded back to the Sharks for Brad Boyes who was then traded for Wideman who was then traded, along with a 1st rounder for Nathan Horton.
Samsonov was traded to The Oil for Reasonor, Yan Statsny and a 2nd round pick. With that pick the Bruins selected Milan Lucic.
So 23 years later they still have Lucic, Horton and club president Cam Neely roaming around.
Pit Martin, Jack Norris and Gill Marotte were traded for Espo, Hodge and Stanfield.
After a great career Espo was later traded, with Carol Vadnais for Brad Park, Jean Ratelle and Joe Zanussi
While Hodge, at the end of his career was traded for Rick Middleton who helped Pederson get all his points to allow them to land Neely.