So typical of Keenan's misfortunes. He trades for the greatest hockey player history has ever known ... and it comes around to bite him on the can.
Within a month of acquiring Gretzky, Keenan traded for old Edmonton stars Glenn Anderson, Charlie Huddy and Craig MacTavish.
But Keenan so freaked out The Great One that he opted not to re-sign in the offseason and bolted to the Rangers after only 31 games, including a short trip to the second round of the playoffs. Huddy and Anderson also didn't return the next year and MacTavish played a limited role in 50 games.
St. Lousians couldn't believe that somehow Gretzky slipped through their fingers and Keenan remained ... although not for long; he was fired just short of the midpoint of the next season with the club still owing him some $6 million.