In early February, the New England Sports Network (NESN) held a poll: what was the best trade in Boston sports history? Well, here are the results:
The infamous Kessel trade wiped the floor with the other choices, accruing nearly half of the votes. The fans have spoken and decided that this was the best trade in Boston sports history. Brian Burke, Toronto’s GM who pulled the trigger on the trade, admitted that the Bruins and Peter Chiarelli won the trade.
After Kessel scored a dagger of a goal in game two of the Bruins-Leafs playoff series, the trade has once again found its way into the consciousness of both fanbases. But were the Bruins really such a clear winner?