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Worst Habs Trades Ever

The Montreal Canadiens have made some bad trades over the last 30 years or so, but below are definitely the worst trades they have made in date order (from most recent to oldest):

June 29, 2011 – James Wisniewski rights traded to Columbus Blue Jackets for a 5th round pick

December 31, 2010 – Maxim Lapierre traded to Anaheim Ducks

August 16, 2010 – Cedrick Desjardins traded to Tampa Bay Lightning for Karri Ramo

June 25, 2010 – 1st round pick (Mark Visentin) in 2010 and a 2nd round pick in 2010 traded to  Phoenix Coyotes

March 2, 2010 – Matt D’Agostini traded to St. Louis Blues for Aaron Palushaj

June 30, 2009 – Chris Higgins, Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko traded to New York Rangers for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto

February 26, 2008 – Cristobal Huet traded to Washington Capitals for a 2nd round pick

September 30, 2006 – Mike Ribeiro and a 6th round pick in 2008 traded to Dallas Stars for Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round pick (Andrew Conboy) in 2007

March 23, 1999 – Vincent Damphousse traded to San Jose Sharks

March 10, 1999 – Mark Recchi traded to Philadelphia Flyers for Danius Zubrus, a 2nd round pick in 1999 and a 6th round pick (Scott Selig) in 2000, previously acquired from the NewYork Islanders

October 29, 1996 – Pierre Turgeon, Rory Fitzpatrick and Craig Conroy traded to St. Louis Blues for Murray Baron, Shayne Corson and a 5th round pick (Gennady Razin) in 1997

December 6, 1995 – Patrick Roy to Colorado Avalanche

April 5, 1995 – Mathieu Schneider in a multi-player trade to New York Islanders

February 9, 1995 – John LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Gilbert Dionne traded to Philadelphia Flyers for Mark Recchi and a 3rd round pick (Martin Hohenberger) in 1995

August 19, 1994 – Guy Carbonneau traded to St. Louis Blues for Jim Montgomery

February 20, 1994 – Stephan Lebeau traded to Anaheim Ducks for Ron Tugnutt

October 5, 1992 – Patrick Lebeau traded to Calgary Flames for future considerations

September 4, 1990 – Claude Lemieux traded to New Jersey Devils for Sylvain Turgeon

June 29, 1990 – Chris Chelios and a 2nd round pick in 1991 traded to Chicago Blackhawks for Denis Savard

November 9, 1984 – John Chabot traded to Pittsburgh Penguins for Ron Flockhart

September 11, 1982 – Doug Risebrough and a 2nd round pick in 1983 traded to Calgary Flames for a 2nd round pick in 1983, previously acquired from Washington and a 3rd round pick in 1984

September 9, 1982 – Doug Jarvis, Rod Langway, Craig Laughlin and Brian Engblom traded to Washington Capitals for Ryan Walter and Rick Green

December 21, 1981 – Pierre Larouche, a 1st round pick (Sylvain Cote) in 1984 and a 3rd round pick  in 1985 which was later traded to Pittsburgh, traded to Hartford Whalers for a 1st round pick (Petr Svoboda) in 1984, a 2nd round pick in 1984

June 5, 1980 – Rick Meagher (future Frank J Selke Winner), a 3rd round pick in 1981 and a 5th round pick in 1981 traded to Hartford Whalers for a 3rd round pick in 1981 and a 5th round pick in 1981

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