Iggy and Sid and the Legacy of Butch Goring

The trade deadline has been a media frenzy for years.   The Iginla trade was a big a deal as I can remember in the past few years.  I love the deal.  The Pens have added a class act and a great player without giving up a player from this year’s roster.  Clearly, they are going for it this year.

I think this whole trade-for-the-missing-ingredient thing started in 79-80 when the Isles traded for Butch Goring.  He was the piece that put them over the top and helped them win 4 straight cups.  In his second season with them, Butch won the Conn Smythe in the playoffs.  He was a colourful a character as anyone who ever laced up a pair of skates…er, buckled up a pair of skates (he used buckle-up skates, not lace up skates).

I’ll write another post on him sometime soon – he’s worth one of his own.


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