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02-07-2014, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by misfit View Post
I don't really see why anyone thought there would be trades made on this day. The only way I could see this day having any impact would be if the trade involved any players named to their country's Olympic team. Otherwise, teams are just trading for a player they'll have to pay and take a cap hit for during the 3 week period of the Olympic break where the player can't play or even practice for them.
Players can start practicing with their teams on February 19 but the teams can't start trading again until February 24 so it would give a team five days with a player during a time when a lot of clubs will be holding in-season mini-camps so it could be seen as a good time to integrate the player with your club.

Clearly that wasn't enough of an incentive to trigger any major deals, however.

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