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11-24-2012, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by RedwhiteandGreen View Post
What are the restrictions on MV at the trade deadline? Any chance we could get a player from another league - say USHL or NCAA? Or is all movement from within existing OHL ranks only.
Trades can only happen within the OHL. Getting a player from the NCAA or USHL could happen mid-season if a player the Whalers own the OHL rights to leaves that league, but it does not happen very often. The Whalers did get Robbie Czarnak mid-season when he quit the Unversity of Michigan a few years ago, but that was because he was not fitting in with college life, and is pretty rare.

I agree with Gowhalers that getting a goalie in a trade will be difficult. They need to find a team looking to rebuild that has a quality starting goalie to sell. That is never easy, and usually comes at a high price.

We are paying the price now for trading Patterson to Kitchener at the beginning of last season.

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