What really happens in trades involving FC? [MOD: Future Considerations]

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  1. jhoops89

    jhoops89 R.I.P. Thrashers

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    Feel free to move this thread if it is in the wrong forum... What really happens when guys are traded for Future Considerations? I know it sounds simple but sometimes I hear about a guy being dealt for future considerations and then I never hear anything else. So what happens?
     
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    No, that's a great question and this is exactly the right place for it.

    I am curious about this as well.
     
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    I always thought it was a clause in a trade in a way that could return nothing if the player being traded does nothing, otherwise its a draft pick if the player being traded puts up good points.
     
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    Expansion teams have made these with future considerations being "we don't select player X"
     
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    But what is FC really? It's something who's value isn't set. But then how does a team redeem that chit?

    So team A trades so so prospect/minor leaguer to team B for FC.

    Then that player lights it up... What can team A realistically get from team B as compensation? Do they then have to come to an agreement? What does the NHL allow?
     
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    Generally it means nothing.

    It really depends on the GM though. It could mean nothing to them it could mean the next time they have someone they want to trade they call someone they "owe" first.
     
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    Future Considerations are very prevalent in ECHL. Usually it's "I'll trade you player X and at the end of the season, we'll figure out which player Y to come back to complete the deal."


    In the NHL, it's been used by teams to "give" an asset in exchange for not selecting a specific (exposed) player(s) in an expansion draft.

    It's also been used to have an option to "swap" future draft picks (IOW, if team X is at position N in draft, and has the option of swapping with team Y and the position is earlier, they may execute the deal).


    Heck, for all I know it may be the FC might end up being the catering bill the next time the team is in the other's city.

    YMMV.
     
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    In Independent baseball, sometimes, Future considerations end up being the player sent from team A to Team B.
     
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    Future Consideration are establish in the trade contract, usually there are condition to meet to that set the return. usually condition are set so high that it end up being nothing...

    Team A treade player Y to team B for future consideration.

    If Player Y plays more than 62 games in the next season for team B, team A will receive a 6th round pick
    or
    If player Y score 50 goal for team B, team A will received a 3rd round pick
    Or
    If team B reach the semi final team A get a a 4th round pick
     
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    Future considerations can be pretty much anything (subject to League approval) except cash or any commitment concerning the future disposition of the player. It is typically something non tangible - rights to swap draft picks, a commitment to pick or pick a player in an expansion draft, etc - however, all of the parameters of the consideration must be defined when the trade is made and cannot be left TBD.

    Here is an older thread on the subject: Future Considerations - including a link to search query of all NHL transactions involving the well traveled Mr Considerations (some give details, most don't).

    http://www.prosportstransactions.co...ndDate=&PlayerMovementChkBx=yes&submit=Search
     
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