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11-27-2012, 04:09 PM
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Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by dunner View Post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011-12_NHL_transactions

Look at this for all transaction in the last year of NHL the only big names on there are Carter and Richards, now think of this league if we allow 2 trades and everyone deals star players that means up to 60 big name players can change teams in a single year.
But everyone isn't looking to deal stars, right?

At most, you're probably looking at a handful of teams who would entertain moving one of their star players for multiple assets. And a few other teams who might have the young, talent NHL players required to build a package that could net one of those stars.

It is also worth stating the obvious: it is almost impossible to build through FA in NHL 13 because no one lets their guys go, and with a few exceptions, both draft picks and existing prospects take multiple seasons to progress to a point of any usefulness. Unlike real life, then, trading is about the only way to improve your team--which is why everyone over-does it in most other leagues.

The challenge in this league, and TBC, is that trades are limited. That's the appeal. But removing the ability to make any trade with or for a star player seems to go a bit too far.

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