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Apropos of Nothing, Here Are Two Trades That Mike Milbury Made As GM of the Islanders

On June 24, 2000 — the day the Islanders selected Rick DiPietro first overall in that year's draft — Milbury traded Roberto Luongo (pictured) and Olli Jokinen to the Panthers in exchange for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha. The following year, on June 23, 2001, Milbury sent Zdeno Chara (also pictured), Bill Muckalt, and the second pick in the 2001 draft — which was used to select Jason Spezza — to Ottawa in exchange for Alexei Yashin. On a totally, completely unrelated note, enjoy the Canucks and Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight!

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