Matthew Barnaby And Zdeno Ciger Led To Brandon Dubinsky (Update: Messier Led To Cally)

One of my favorite aspects of hockey is how some trades can snowball and affect a team years down the road.  So I decided to do a little research and track all the trades that led to the Rangers drafting Brandon Dubinsky.  It turns out that traded for Matthew Barnaby in 2001 was one of the best moves the Rangers organization made, same with signing Zdeno Ciger in 2001.

  • 7/15/2001: Rangers sign Zdeno Ciger.
  • 12/12/2001: Rangers trade Zdeno Ciger to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Matthew Barnaby.
  • 3/8/2004: Rangers trade Matthew Barnaby and a 3rd round pick in 2004 to the Colorado Avalanche for Chris McAllister, David Liffiton, and the #37 pick in 2004 (The #37 pick was initially Florida’s, and was traded to Colorado in 2003 with Peter Worrell for Eric Messier and Vaclav Nedorost).
  • 6/26/2004: Rangers trade the #37 pick in 2004 to the Florida Panthers for the #50 pick and the #73 pick (the #50 pick was originally Dallas’ pick for compensation for not signing free agent Derian Hatcher, and was traded to Florida in a deal for Valeri Bure).
  • 6/26/2004: Rangers trade the #50 pick in 2004 to the Phoenix Coyotes for the #60 pick and the #80 pick (the #60 pick was originally Philadelphia’s, acquired by Phoenix with Guillaume Lefebvre, and a 3rd round pick in 2003 in a 2003 trade for Tony Amonte).
  • 6/26/2004: Rangers use the 60th overall pick in 2004 to draft Brandon Dubinsky.

So Glen Sather was at the helm when the Rangers signed Ciger, and traded him for Barnaby.  I find that to be very interesting.  Also ironic is that the pick that was used to draft Dubinsky was originally, of all teams, the Flyers’ pick.  I wonder how Mike Richards feels about that.

Update 11:30: Doing some more research, I came across a little trade that angered Ranger fans in 2003.

  • 6/30/2003: Rangers trade the rights to Mark Messier to the San Jose Sharks for future considerations.  The future considerations became a 4th round pick in 2004 (#127 overall).

That 4th round pick was used by the Rangers to draft none other than Ryan Callahan.  Amazing.  The Captain delivers again.

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    • Doesn’t mean the history between Richards and Dubinsky still isn’t there. In fact, Richards was interviewed a bit back and said that even though he’s in LA he still feels a rivalry with the Rangers.

  • The Captain himself got us another captain. Is that still even allowed to happen? Messier didn’t play one game for San Jose, so obviously the Rangers don’t have to give the Sharks Ryan Callahan (he was already drafted by the time Messier retired). Did the Sharks get any compensation because Messier didn’t play one game for them?

  • Let’s not forget Brian Leetch got us Michael Sauer. Looking back on it now, Sauer’s a good defenseman, but it’s still not worth it.

  • Get this, over on hockeybuzz that idiot Eklund is saying the canadiens are in talks to acquire Erik Christensen. I know jump up and people, but it gets better. He goes on the say it will be a defining moment. The best move of Montreals new gms career. I guess I should make up rumors and start a blog.

    • if the Canadiens truly wanted Christensen he would be in a Canadiens jersey right now speaking french. Why does Eklund make Christensen sound like such a hot commodity? He’s such an idiot.

          • Well yesterday he said Crosby is not as much of a baby as he is made out to be, that he cries to ref no more then any other star player. So maybe he isn’t bored as much as drug induced then again he would argue the other 29 teams fans are seeing things.

  • The Sharks weren’t trying to sign Messier, they got a compensatory pick from the league when Mess re-signed with the Rangers. The Rangers did the same thing with Richter, Leeetch and a few others.

  • What? No thanks for clearing that up? You say the trade ‘angered Ranger fans’ Huh? How many Ranger fans could even tell you Mess was ever traded by the Rangers?

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