Trade Trees: Rod Brind'Amour to the Carolina Hurricanes

In the newest installment of "Trade Trees," we'll be looking at a the trade that sent Rod Brind'Amour to the Carolina Hurricanes. It was a massive trade that certainly shook the hockey world at the start of the new millennium.

It was January 23rd 2000 when Rod Brind'Amour, Jean-Marc Pelletier and a 2nd round pick in the 2000 NHL draft were sent to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Keith Primeau and a 5th round pick in the 2000 NHL draft.

We'll start off by looking at the Carolina Hurricanes' side of the deal.
Rod Brind'Amour was a solid player with the Flyers, and a fairly consistent 70-100 points per season kind of player. His last full season with the Flyers, he collected 24 goals and 74 points in 82 games. After the trade, the 30-year old's quality of play began to decline. He was still a very good player, but he was a shadow of his former self. Only reaching the 70-point plateau twice in his 9 full seasons with the Hurricanes.

The 2nd player acquired by Carolina was goalie Jean-Marc Pelletier. A former 2nd-round pick of the Flyers, it's safe to say Pelletier did not live up to expectations. He did not get the opportunity to play with the Hurricanes before being traded to Phoenix in exchange for Patrick DesRochers and a conditional 2003 pick (not practiced).

Finally, the Hurricanes received a 2nd round pick in 2000. This pick was traded before its draft to Colorado along with Nolan Pratt, a 1st and another 2nd round pick in 2000 for Sandis Ozolinsh and a 2nd round pick in 2000.

Looking at the Flyers' side of the deal, they received a big, talented centre in Keith Primeau. He only reached the 50+ point plateau once with Philly, but was a fairly consistent 40-point scorer with the team.

As for the 5th round pick in the 2000 NHL draft, the Flyers dealt it along with Mikael Andersson for Gino Odjick (30 GP, 8 P with Flyers).

I would have to give the edge to Carolina in this trade. The tenure and point totals of Brind'Amour outweigh those of Primeau, and the other players involved in the trade turned into almost nothing.

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