6. Joe Mullen
On February 1, 1986 the Blues traded Mullen, Terry Johnson and Rik Wilson to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Eddy Beers, Charles Bourgeois and Gino Cavallini. Most of those names you probably haven’t heard of because very few of them did much outside of the two major players.
Johnson and Wilson spent much of their time after the trade in the minor leagues. Beers retired following the end of the 1985-86 season. Bourgeois played two and a half seasons with the Blues and only amassed 24 points.
Now, make no mistake, Gino Cavallini was successful with the Blues. He played six and a half seasons with 91 goals and 211 points. Not too shabby, right?
Unfortunately, Joey Mullen went on to be a Hall of Famer. He scored 725 points just in the years following his departure from St. Louis. He scored 110 points in one season with Calgary in 1988-89 when they won the Cup and then went on to win two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
On the positive side, this trade set up a positive rapport with the Flames that would be beneficial in a few years when they fleeced them out of Brett Hull. But, I’d like my chances of picking up Hull anyway and having Mullen on the second line.