In the wake of the Joe Thornton trade (called everything from a trade that "Boston fans will regret... for a very long time" to the "worst trade ever"), I got to thinking about some of the other worst trades of all-time.
There was, of course, Jose Theodore and Martin Havlat for Olie Kolzig and Daymond Langkow back in February '03. And the February '02 trade that sent Theodore and Sergei Samsonov for Brent Johnson and Keith Tkachuk. What? You don't remember these deals? They were certainly big news in the Phantasy Hockey League, most accompanied by the requisite objections, over-reactions and desperate justifications by the owners involved. OK, so they're not that bad. And isn't it funny how the worst trades in a five year span of a fantasy hockey league aren't nearly as bad as some of the deals Mike Milbury has completed for the Islanders?
But that is neither here nor there. The point of this post is to elicit from the reader the worst trade you've ever made in your hockey pool. So let's hear 'em. I guess I'll go first:
12/07/01 - I traded Marty Turco and Jozef Stumpel for Radek Bonk. In a keeper league. Bonk finished that season with 70 points, Stumpel with 58, Turco with 15 wins, a 2.09 GAA and a .921 SV%. More importantly, however, Turco would rack up 68 wins over the next two seasons with sub-2.00 GAAs and a SV% around .920. Bonk was not kept (though he has come back to haunt me again this year). I feel shame.
How about your worst trade?