I always find it funny when fans and media discuss the possibility of talking trades involving players with "No Trade" or "No Movement" Clauses in their contracts. Many Vancouver Fans started this season exactly where they left off last season, win 1 game and win the Stanley Cup, loose and the hurt from last year floods right back in. That hurt then translates to chronic rosterbation as fans speculate what Gillis can do to fix the apparent broken parts of our team. This year the trade Luongo discussion has grown to such a degree that it was editorialized in the Vancouver Province as if the issue was more important than the "Occupy" movement, teacher negotiations and gang problems in British Columbia.
The funny thing is that most of the trade talk involves players that CANNOT be traded!
See the list after the jump...Current No Trade Clauses:
- Daniel Sedin
- Henrick Sedin
- Kevin Bieksa
- Dan Hamhuis
- Sami Salo - No Movement
- Roberto Luongo
- Ryan Kesler (Kicks in July 1, 2012)
Current Limited No Trade Clauses:
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NO-TRADE AND
Mike Gillis is a lawyer and former player agent. Team loyalty is one of his greatest selling points, and i can pretty much guarantee that he will never approach any of these players and ask them to waive their contract rights.
I love Fantasy Hockey and dream trades as much as anybody else, but I always try to keep it realistic and at minimum plausible. The real fact of the matter is that the Sedins, Luongo and Bieksa will be on this team when we hit the playoffs no matter what our record is. Talking trades about the un-tradable due to contract limitations is a giant waste of time and better spent elsewhere: Talk to your wife, Spend Time with the children, Look for funny pictures for the gameday thread.