The trade of longtime Capitals forward Brooks Laich to Toronto with Washington emerging as a Stanley Cup favorite brings to mind notable players who never hoisted the chalice because they lost their best chance when they were dealt on or just before the NHL trade deadline by a team that went on to win it that year. BY ALLAN MUIR
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