Canucks' March Madness

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

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They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. The Canucks weren't lions on the NHL trading scene until Pat Quinn ushered in a new era during the 1990s.

March 6, 1990: Canucks said goodbye to Harold Snepsts when they sent him with Rich Sutter to the St. Louis Blues for Adrien Plavsic and two draft picks. Pat Quinn used one to pick up Jyrki Lumme from Montreal.

March 5, 1991: Cliffy and Geoff came back to B.C. Burnaby's Cliff Ronning and Victoria's Geoff Courtnall were joined by Sergio Momesso and Robert Dirk along with a 1992 fifth-round pick in a deal for Garth Butcher and Dan Quinn. Dana Murzyn was picked up from the Calgary Flames for Ronnie Stern and Kevan Guy on the same day. Backup goaltender Steve Weeks was bought from Buffalo Sabres.

March 14, 1994: Sulking Czech Petr Nedved was finally bounced out of Vancouver when Quinn found the right deal. He picked up Craig Janney and a second-round draft pick from the St. Louis Blues. A week later, Quinn bounced Janney back to St. Louis for Jeff Brown, Bret Hedican and Nathan LaFayette.

March 20, 1996: The Big Irishman's legacy lives on, a decade after pulling off one of the biggest steals in Canucks' history. Quinn dumped Alex "Where Is He Now?" Stojanov to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Markus Naslund. Talk about a "Swede deal."


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