In 2005, the Minnesota Wild selected with the 4th overall pick Benoit Pouliot from the Sudbury Wolves.
Things did not work out.
In 2009, Chuck Fletcher traded the underachieving Pouliot away for Guillaume Latendresse, who electrified Wild fans by scoring a goal about every other game. It was dubbed by Wild fans to be the Best Trade Ever.
Two years later, we’re waving goodbye, and it didn’t appear to be the Best Trade Ever after all.
More Gui Retrospective-ing after the jump.