I dunno. Smells a lot like the Lindros trade. Not as earth shattering, but similar in player for players/pics. Kinda interesting that Sakic was a member of the Nords when that trade happened.
"After a week-long arbitration process, the result was the biggest trade in NHL history, which saw Lindros' rights awarded to the Flyers in exchange for six players (Steve Duchesne, Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci and Chris Simon), two draft picks and $15 million."
https://www.nhl.com/news/eric-lindros-1 ... y/c-643345
All those players were known quantities at the time of the trade except perhaps 6th-overall Forsberg.
BTW those "two draft picks" in the Lindros trade were 1st round picks.
And $15M was a ridiculous amount of money in 1992.
These two trades are not comparable, get a grip roflmao...
Yes Ottawa got the best player, but, they paid a hell of a price for an upgrade on Turris.
Yes but Duchene is a hell of an upgrade on Turris.
Even the geeks agree: https://www.thescore.com/news/1400260
Clearly the Sens wanted no part of re-signing Turris and were all-in on Duchene.
Bowers was a 28th-overall pick and it is likely another late 1st they gave up.
The other pick Ottawa threw in was a (likely late) 3rd-rounder.
(the price they paid to dump Hammond?)
So let's say Turris + 28th O/A + say 22nd O/A for Duchene?
Duchene is much more dynamic than Turris and 1.5 years younger.
As he said, this was a "no brainer" for Dorion.