There have been plenty of great trades in NHL history. The problem is that when one team experiences the results of a great trade there is often a team on the other end left shaking its head. For every outstanding NHL trade, there have been some equally abysmal ones. Here’s a look at the worst.
Toronto Blows It in 1990
The Toronto Maple Leafs have not won a Stanley Cup since 1967. There are plenty of reasons why and one of them happened in 1990. With the Leafs off to a poor start in the 1989-90 season, Toronto general manager Cliff Fletcher felt Toronto needed more defensive depth. He decided to trade the Maple Leafs first-round pick in 1991 to New Jersey for Tom Kurvers.