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Muckler familiar with risky move

Updated: July 6, 2004, 11:00 AM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

During the 1992-93 season, when John Muckler was getting his feet wet as the new director of hockey operations for the Buffalo Sabres, he persuaded upper management to trade for aging goaltender Grant Fuhr.

At the time, the Sabres hadn't won a playoff series in a decade. But with the eventual Hall of Fame goaltender in net, they ended the drought and swept the Boston Bruins.

Some people wanted to hold a parade.

It was a gutsy move. Fuhr, who had won five Stanley Cups with the ...

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