Five Worst Maple Leafs Trades Of Salary Cap Era

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Jan 29, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (30) blocks the shot of St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) during the shoot out at Scottrade Center. The St. Louis Blues defeat the Nashville Predators 5-4 in a shoot out at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

November 24, 2008 – GM Cliff Fletcher

Since being traded to St. Louis, Alex Steen has had two 20 goal seasons and a 30 goal season while amassing 250 points in 370 games and becoming a big part of the Blues offense.

Lee Stempniak had 61 points in 123 games during the two seasons that he played with the Maple Leafs.

This trade was a classic case of the Leafs giving up on a player too soon. Steen has found his way in St. Louis and the Blues couldn’t be happier with the deal as Stempniak is on his 5th team (NYR) since leaving St. Louis.

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