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Anonymous asked in SportsHockey · 1 decade ago

Can anyone tell me why the Winnipeg jets traded Kris Draper for $1 to the Red Wings in 1993?

Where there any other assets given up to the Jets from the wings.

Ps. The Winnipeg Jets are now the Phoenix coyotes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Nope - The Jets just wanted to dump his salary.

    Nice pickup, huh?

    (EDIT - The original deal included "future considerations".. but thats just fancy talk for "nothing".)

  • 1 decade ago

    The Winnipeg jets traded Kris Draper for $1 to the Red Wings in 1993 because they needed some money. It sure was a great pickup for the Wings though!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    In ended up being a negative commerce yet ought to we also be speaking about Kris Draper if he develop into to stay to inform the tale Winnipeg/Phoenix or say they traded him to Islanders or ducks of mid-ninety's or the different non-powerhouse crew. same to flow with Kirk Maltby, there's a particular fantasy about those gamers as if they were outcast of the NHL and the pink Wings noted gold in a copper mine. i imagine purely positioned the Wings needed some inexpensive gamers so that they could have the funds for the Yzermans, Fedorovs, Coffeys, Shananhans of they day. And certain Maltby and Draper are starting to be serviceable Checking Line gamers and performance the earrings to coach it yet to assert that Winnipeg made a gigantic mistake isn't straightforward truly they fairly did Draper as want rather of burying him interior the minors they gave him achievable to play interior the NHL and he took benefit

  • Dewman
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Probably because the Jets wanted to make a point that they didn't think Draper was worth a crap. That was before the true defensive forward role was born. They knew he didn't have much of an offensive upside. Back then that is what counted.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Possibly because his last name didn't end in "ov" or "in" The Jets were under GM Mike Smith at the time and his of love of Russian players (I'm sure Leaf and Hawk fans will remember this bum) . Draper didnt fit into the teams plans at the time and was sent off to Detroit. Still makes me mad to this day. Prime example of mismanagement of player talent

  • 1 decade ago

    Well GM Mike Smith was fired 8 months later. He thought he was getting Dallas Drake in return but faxes smudged back in 93 and

    one Dallas Drake became

    one Dollar not fake

    Or was that one B Dollas - Bobby Dollas was on the wings roster at the time too.

  • 1 decade ago

    Back in '93 a medium double double was only $.94 and a timbit was $.06. Add em up = Draper

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Jets management had a collective mental breakdown.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    To this day, Drapes wonders (as do I) if it was a loonie or greenback

    Well if it's a cultural thing, Mike could have changed his name to Kris Nogoalov and sold him to Toronto for a twonie to be Boris Mironov's translator

  • 1 decade ago

    imo it comes down to bad coaching and scouting. They didnt see future potential in Draper so they found a buyer. Has turned out pretty good for Detroit and him. I really dont think his career would have paned out the same in many other cities.

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