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01-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Ed finally concedes!
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Originally Posted by Sawdalite View Post
Forgetting about the re-entry having to occur... and ignoring the question of attempted circumvention... I believe it falls under the 'Clarke Rule' where you cannot trade for a player you traded for the year -- not sure if it is a full calendar year and goes into next season, I forget that aspect -- It all stems from when Clarkie tried to stash Keith Acton, IIRC, from an expansion draft by trading him to a protecting team and then trading for him after the draft was over... He got busted on it and the rule was created... He may have gotten away with it though, or he may have been fined or penalized in some other way, memory escapes me at this point.
It was Acton and another player (a goalie?) and he stashed them in Edmonton I think? I remember a cartoon in a hockey mag with both players under the Edmonton GM's desk with their feet sticking out wearing their Flyers gear and it saying something like "nothing here." I think Clarke got away with fines etc.

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