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Talking Trade with Players With "No Trade" Contracts



Tumblr_ln14sjdfd31qeiesfo1_400_medium 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:

Current Limited No Trade Clauses:

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NO-TRADE AND

NO-MOVE CLAUSES?

no-trade clause means a player cannot be traded without his consent. Consent is not required for waivers for assignment to the minors.

no-move clause means a player cannot be traded, waived for a claim by another team, or assigned to the minors without his consent. This does not protect the player from a buyout.

Limited and modified NTCs and NMCs simply mean the player's contract includes specific terms for the clauses, usually allowing the player to specify a no-trade list of undesireable teams or a trade list of desireable teams.

If a player waives a clause to accept a trade to a new team, it is rare he will do so without a promise that the acquiring team will continue to honour the clause. Brad Richards, when traded from Tampa Bay to Dallas in 2007-08, is an example of this.

CBA reference: Section 11.8 (a & b) (P. 48)

 

via CapGeek

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.

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