POLLS     NHL     SEARCH

TRENDING NOW


HOCKEYPATROL  |  NHL  |  NEWS

Revisiting the Worst Maple Leafs Trade of all Time, and It's Worse Than We Even Remembered


PUBLICATION
Aaron Itovitch
January 1, 2023  (7:39 PM)
SHARE THIS STORY
FOLLOW US



The Toronto Maple Leafs have made many terrible trades. This is expected when a team has been around for over a century. However, upon looking back, the Leafs may have pulled off the worst trade in NHL history.

No, it's not the Phil Kessel trade that gifted the Boston Bruins both Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton. It's not the Tuukka Rask for Andrew Raycroft trade. It's not even the Nick Foligno trade, where the Leafs sent a first and two fourths for just a couple of playoff games.
When it comes to the worst trade in Maple Leafs history, it is unilaterally the 1991 trade that sent Jersey's Tom Kurvers to Toronto. The Leafs traded their first-round pick for Kurvers, who played just 89 games in a Leafs uniform.
Who did Jersey take with that pick? None other than hall of fame Scott Niedermayer.
image

However, a new bombshell has revealed that this trade could have been even worse. Leafs GM Gerry MacNamara intended on finishing in last place in 1991, in order to select Eric Lindros.
Unfortunately, MacNamara trading the pick for Kurvers got him fired. He was thus unable to execute his plan, and the Leafs missed out on Lindros. Maybe we wouldn't be talking about a 55-year cup-slump if MacNamara had never been fired!
POLL
JANUARY 1   |   249 ANSWERS
Revisiting the Worst Maple Leafs Trade of all Time, and It's Worse Than We Even Remembered

Do you think that Kyle Dubas is a competent general manager?

Yes12249 %
No12751 %
LIST OF POLLS
Latest 10 stories

HOCKEYPATROL.COM
COPYRIGHT @2024 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
TERMS  -  POLICIES  -  CONSENT