Curious About the Trade Process

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  1. BlueJackets39

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    With the trade deadline just passed, I was curious to know if anyone had any insight on the particulars of how the NHL trade process works (i.e. what happens after the player is informed, how the other team gets the player's gear and specific equipment requests, uniforms/jersey numbers, etc.). I've always found this somewhat interesting that to fans, a player is moved and shows up the next night in uniform with a new team...but what happens "behind the scenes"? Thanks!
     
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    I think there have been trades, just before game player has been told that "actually you will be playing with our tonight's opponent". So I would think that player is last person to know about the deal.
    Panthers traded Bryan Allen on Monday to Carolina, and they had game against Carolina same night. Allen was hoping to fly to Raleigh with Panthers' charter plane, but no such luck. Anyways, he played on Monday night.

    JOL
     
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    2525 R.I.P. Fugu

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    I do know one of the conditions of most trades is the player passing a medical.

    I would think that medical would be done by a team Doctor.
    I'd imagine they're on call 24/7.

    As for the rest, good questions.
     
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    And their medical records. :sarcasm:


    (FTR, they had some great videos on nhl.com with the trade calls.)


    AFAIK, the old GM gives the new GM the player's contact information. Old GM contacts player, then new GM chats with him.
     
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    Yeah, I saw the trade call video. Pretty cool stuff. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    The most interesting thing to me is that players are finding out they've been traded in some interesting ways... Chris Campoli said he saw it come up on TSN... Another player (traded to Columbus I believe) found out via a phone call from Sportsnet Ontario... The player didn't recognize the 416 area code at first, but the number kept calling, so he picked it up.
     
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    The (Raleigh) News & Observer did a good article a few years ago when Kevyn Adams was traded to Phoenix for Dennis Seidenberg. The article's no longer available on the N&O's website but I found it posted on another website, so I'll cut and paste here.


     
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    GREAT post, Palmetto. Exactly what I was trying to find. Thanks a ton. Very cool.
     
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    NP. It's something that's always interested me as well. I remember when the Canes traded Andrew Ladd for Tuomo Ruutu, Ruutu got to the RBC Center with minutes to spare (the rest of the team was out for pregame warm-ups IIRC and Ruutu was seen running up the runway to make it out onto the ice) and actually had to get a police escort from the airport in order to make it to the arena on time. While en route from the airport to the arena, Ron Francis went over the basics of Carolina's offensive schemes with Ruutu.

    The other thing that always interests me is the human factor to it. I know many 'Canes fans were upset that Ray Whitney refused to waive his NTC last season to go to LA, but when you read about what Adams had to do - leave his kids and pregnant wife behind - you can understand why some of these guys choose their families first.

    Also, slight correction to jol - Allen and Samsonov were traded on the 28th, but the 'Canes and Panthers didn't play until the next day, the 1st. You are correct that Allen hoped the Panthers would let him fly on the team charter but that they refused to let him do so and he had to fly commercial. Due to flight delays because of weather, Allen didn't get to his hotel until 4:30 AM the morning of the 1st. Still, he made it to practice at 10:00 AM and then the game that night.
     
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    I seem to recall when Adam Foote went from Columbus to the Avs, they flew him to Calgary (where they were playing) on Kroenke's private jet. My recollection is he arrived at the Saddledome some time during the first period.
     

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