NHL history: Worst trade in each team’s history

« Prev 18 of 32 Next »

Samuel Girard #94 of the Nashville Predators (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)+

NHL history: Worst trade in each team’s history: Nashville Predators

Predators Get
Kyle Turris
Avalanche Get
Sam Girard
Vladislav Kamenev
2018 2nd-round pick

This one might fall under the radar, but the second half of the Matt Duchene trade is just as bad as the first because of who the main piece of the deal became. The Colorado Avalanche got a legitimate top defenseman in Sam Girard as part of a bigger package for Kyle Turris, who was sent to them in the Matt Duchene trade with Ottawa.

The Avs probably have the best young defenders in the league with Girard, Bowen Byram, and Cale Makar leading the pack. Girard only played five games with the Predators before they shipped him out as a 19-year-old stud prospect. It’s already a terrible trade if it was Girard for Turris straight up. However, there’s more to it.

Vladislav Kamenev was a decent prospect, but he never really got a chance in Colorado and he left for the KHL. That was just a year ago, so the Avs will hold onto his rights for a while. If he decides to return to the NHL, the Avalanche would be able to either welcome him back or get something for him in a trade.

The 2nd-round pick ended up turning into a 3rd-round pick and a 5th-round pick after a trade down with Pittsburgh. It’s way too early to just those picks, as they take too much time to develop.

The Predators have a pretty good defense led by Roman Josi. It was even better when they made the trade because P.K. Subban was still there, but after trading him, Ryan Ellis going to the Flyers, and Mattias Ekholm could be the next guy gone via trade. Having Girard in this lineup would make these defensemen trades make sense, but the Preds seem like they could be sent into a rebuild because of this missing piece to the puzzle.

Load more...
Puck Prose news from FanSided Daily
About Your Privacy on this Site

Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Minute Media partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.

You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, theNAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’sAppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site.

By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:

  • transfer your personal data to the United States or other countries, and
  • process your personal data to serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.

EU Data Subject Requests