Blockbuster Trade Put on Halt After Player Declines to Wave his NMC

Published June 25, 2023 at 6:14 PM
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Trade Stumbles in the NHL

A potential marquee deal in the National Hockey League (NHL) was brought to a standstill, surprisingly by a player exploiting his no-trade clause. This would-be transaction had reportedly engaged the St. Louis Blues and the Philadelphia Flyers.

The mooted deal would have seen Kevin Hayes and Travis Sanheim swapping their Flyers jerseys for that of the Blues.

However, the trade was unexpectedly stalled by a Blues player, wielding his trade protection rights to their fullest.

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The Blockading Player

As per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, it emerged that Torey Krug, with his no-trade clause, put a halt to the trade. He quoted:

We will see how this develops throughout the next day or so, but hearing this morning that Torey Krug is leaning towards not waiving his no-trade clause.

The Resistance to Relocate

Torey Krug, an experienced defenseman, has been a part of the Blues team since the 2019-2020 season. He presently has a cap hit of $6.5 million and four more years to currently serve.

This situation takes an intriguing turn as both teams are eager to finalize this trade. However, they find themselves in a stalemate until they either persuade Krug to give up his no-trade clause or devise a new agreement.

That's the problem teams encounter run when inserting no-trade clauses into players' contracts - they can often rebound on the team, causing substantial setbacks.

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