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Worst Flames Trades Countdown: #2 – farewell, Marc Savard

As we continue our trip down memory lane, the second-worst trade in Calgary Flames history is really a tale of three men and a tragic miscalculation in asset management that really hamstrung the club going forward. Folks, let’s learn about Marc Savard’s exit from Calgary.

The three men worth thinking about here are Savard, then-head coach Greg Gilbert, and Russian prospect Ruslan Zainullin.

Marc Savard

Savard joined the Flames in a draft day trade in 1999, sent from the New York Rangers with their first round pick in exchange for Jan Hlavac, the Flames’ first round pick and a third round pick.