To whet the appetite for trades that may come on Feb. 27, or to mistily remember what once was if this year's activity turns out to be uninspiring, we'll run through some significant past trades for all of the Canadian teams.
Here's a look at some significant deals made by Calgary after the calendar turned in a particular season (yes, we're not adhering to a strict trade deadline day/week definition).1986
John Tonelli from the New York Islanders for Steve Konroyd and Richard Kromm
Terry Johnson, Rik Wilson, Joey Mullen from St. Louis for Eddy Beers, Charles Bourgeois, Gino Cavallini
Tonelli was a solid contributor right away on a club that reached the Cup final. A four-time Cup winner with the Isles, he would ultimately leave Calgary the summer before they won their championship.
Mullen was even better, averaging 44 goals per season in his time with the Flames, and going over 50 in 1988-89. That spring he led all NHLers with 16 goals to help Calgary to its only Cup victory.
Rick Wamsley and Rob Ramage from St. Louis for Brett Hull and Steve Bozek
Ramage and Wamsley got their names on the Cup, but the former saw his usual offensive numbers drop playing behind Al MacInnis. Hull couldn't fully convince Terry Crisp of his worth on a deep forwards corps, and two years later begin a five-year goal scoring tear only a few others have ever matched.1992
Craig Berube, Alexander Godynyuk, Gary Leeman, Michel Petit and Jeff Reese from Toronto for Doug Gilmour, Kent Manderville, Ric Nattress and Rick Wamsley
As stated in the preamble, we're including January trades. Sorry Calgary fans. The players heading to the Flames contributed less than 100 points total. Gilmour finished with 452 regular season points while with the Leafs, while Macoun was a stalwart on Toronto's blue-line.1994
Michael Nylander, James Patrick and Zarley Zalapski from Hartford for Gary Suter, Paul Ranheim and Ted Drury
The beginning of some lean years for Calgary. A trade that probably would have been a loss had the Whalers retained Suter turned into a clear (if unexciting) win when Hartford inexplicably sending Suter off to Chicago hours later for less than optimal return.1999
Wade Belak, Rene Corbet, Jarret Stoll and Robyn Regehr from Colorado for Theo Fleury and Chris Dingman
Fleury's parting after setting a franchise points record was sad, but Regehr blossommed into one of the more hardnosed NHL blue-liners and spent 11 seasons with Calgary. The trade could have been one of the most lopsided of recent years had the Flames been able to come to terms with the prospect Stoll, but he would re-enter the draft.2001
Craig Conroy and a seventh-round pick from St. Louis for Cory Stillman
Stillman had his three highest career point totals after leaving Calgary, but they came with three different clubs, blunting the notion that he was an indispensable player. Conroy enjoyed a 75-point season himself and was a gritty Flames forward for years. Calgary actually hit on the late round pick, getting the useful David Moss.2009
Olli Jokinen and a third round pick from Phoenix for Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust and a conditional 1st round pick in 2009 or 2010
Jordan Leopold from Colorado for Lawrence Nycholat, Ryan Wilson and a second round pick in 2009 (previously Montreal's)
The Flames went for it, thinking they were serious West contenders. But injuries saw the Flames handled summarily in the last two games of a six game opening round series with Chicago.
Wilson's been on the Colorado blue-line for a few years now while the Avalanche with the pick selected Stefan Elliott, who's made his NHL debut this year. Phoenix used their pick in 2010 on Brandon Gormley, a Canadian world junior member this year. The Flames traded the pick they obtained to Florida. 2010
Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers, Matt Stajan and Ian White from Toronto for Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie.
Ales Kotalik and Chris Higgins from New York Rangers for Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust
Disastrous moves made just hours apart. Phaneuf, Aulie and Prust are still with their teams. The Flames have Stajan and no one else. Higgins and Kotalik provided nine goals in 61 games, with the latter and Hagman frequently waived to get money off the books. 2012
Mike Cammalleri from Montreal for Rene Bourque
Cammalleri has two years left on his deal with a cap hit of $6 million, with Bourque at four years remaining at $3.33M per. Time will tell.
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