The Gazette’s Red Fisher continues his look at the Top 10 trades in Canadiens’ history. At No. 6 is the Big M, Frank Mahovlich, acquired by legendary GM Sam Pollock for Mickey Redmond, Bill Collins and Guy Charron.
Fisher writes that the Big M’s acquisition had the following result: the Canadiens upset the heavily favoured Bruins in the first round, Minnesota in six games in the second round and won the Stanley Cup in seven games against Chicago. While rookie Ken Dryden was getting it done defensively, Mahovlich was unstoppable on offence. It’s unlikely the Canadiens would have won the Cup without him.