In general I don't like trading young players because I remember how it bit the Bruins in the ass in the past.
In 1967 the Boston Bruins lost 22 year old Bernie Parent in the NHL Expansion Draft.
The Bruins chose to keep Gerry Cheevers (27 at the time) and Ed Johnston (32 at the time)
Parent ended up in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In 1971 the Bruins traded 21 year old Rick MacLeish and 23 year old Dan Schock to Philadelphia for 26 year old Mike Walton.
Walton scored 60 goals for the Bruins over four seasons. He left for the WHA in 1973-74.
MacLeish ended his career in 1983-84 after scoring 349 goals in his NHL career while Shock scored only one.
In 1972 the Bruins traded 23 year old Ivan Boldirev to the California Golden Seals for Rich Leduc and Chris Oddleifson.
Boldirev ended his career in 1984-85 after scoring 361 goals in his NHL career.
Leduc scored 4 goals in his Bruins career. Oddleifson scored 10 goals in his Bruins career.
Also in 1972 the Bruins traded 21 year old Reggie Leach, along with Rick Smith and Bob Stewart to the California Golden Seals for Carol Vadnais and Don O’Donoghue.
Leach’s NHL career ended in 1982-83 after he had scored 381 goals. Vadnais at least helped bring us Brad Park and Jean Ratelle.
I cannot tell you how much it sucked to see Parent, Leach and MacLeish skate around with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Bruins in 1974.
Edited by FelixMantilla, 28 January 2012 - 05:53 PM.