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The Best Trade Deadline Deal

from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report,

It would be sinful to allow Trade Deadline Day to come and go without commemorating THE greatest deadline deal ever.

Center Butch Goring going to the New York Islanders from the L.A. Kings on Deadline Day, 1980, in exchange for defenseman Dave Lewis and right wing Billy Harris.

"That deal didn't win us a Stanley Cup," said Bill Torrey, the Isles boss who engineered the swap. "It won us FOUR Stanley Cups."

It certainly did.

Twice the Isles had been favored to win The Cup -- in 1978 and 1979 -- and twice they failed.


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