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10 Of The Biggest Deals That Occurred At The NHL Trade Deadline

April 3rd is the NHL trade deadline. For hockey fans, this day can make or break the season. The following is a recap of ten memorable blockbuster deals that changed the fate of their respective teams and pushed them to playoff success. What big names will be on the move today? Follow the drama LIVE with TSN’s all day TradeCentre coverage 8am ET/5am PT

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Larry Murphy to the Red Wings, 1997

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The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Murphy to the Red Wings when they felt he was past his prime. It was a big mistake on their part, since Murphy and the Red Wings went on to win two Stanley Cups.

Butch Goring to the NY Islanders, 1980

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The NY Islanders struck gold when they acquired Butch Goring in 1980. With a 19 point playoff run, Goring helped the Islanders win their first of four consecutive Stanley Cups.

Raymond Bourque to the Avalanche, 2000

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After the Boston Bruins traded 22-year NHL veteran Raymond Bourque to the Avalanche, he went on to finally win his one and only Stanley Cup in 2001.

Brad Richards to the Dallas Stars, 2008

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The Dallas Stars had something to celebrate in 2008 when they acquired Brad Richards, a center with a Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe under his belt.

Alexander Mogilny to the New Jersey Devils, 2000

In 2000, New Jersey acquired right wing Alexander Mogilny from Vancouver at the deadline. Mogilny bolstered an already strong lineup that went on to win the Stanley Cup.

Mike Gartner was traded 3 times on deadline day, 1989, 1990, 1994

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The king of deadline day, Gartner was part of three big deadline deals: 1. In 1989 he was traded with Larry Murphy from Washington to Minnesota for Dino Ciccarelli and Bob Rouse; 2. In 1990 he was traded from Minnesota to NY Rangers for Ulf Dahlen, NY Rangers' 4th-round pick in the 1990 Entry Draft and future considerations; and 3. In 1994 he was traded from NY Rangers to Toronto for Glenn Anderson, the rights to Scott Malone and Toronto's 4th-round pick in the 1994 Entry Draft.