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Has July 1st passed Trade Deadline day???

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I use to stay home everyday from school and then work for trade deadline day. But over the last few years I stopped. It just hasn't been the same I think since they moved the date. 

  There seems to be more movement now on July 1st then trade deadline. I know I for one look more forward to the draft and July 1st more so and less so for trade deadline day.

So was just wondering how you guys feel.

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There has always been more movement on July 1st.  We see what, anywhere from 60-100 contracts signed on July 1st?  There are never that many players involved in a trade on deadline day.

 

The days leading up to the draft seem to be the bigger trade days than the actual draft itself.  There were only a few trades involving players on draft day and only 14 straight pick swaps (and the Habs made five of those).

 

I still like to take deadline day off though.  Not only is it important considering I'm usually the one keeping the site updated (and covering at PHR for a bit as well) but every now and then, there's still some buzz that comes through in the final few hours.  The last one was a real dud though aside from the Stone deal.

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I find both deadlines and windows prior to be exciting. In season def has more allure for me as my spirit is more about hockey. 

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17 hours ago, dlbalr said:

There has always been more movement on July 1st.  We see what, anywhere from 60-100 contracts signed on July 1st?  There are never that many players involved in a trade on deadline day.

 

The days leading up to the draft seem to be the bigger trade days than the actual draft itself.  There were only a few trades involving players on draft day and only 14 straight pick swaps (and the Habs made five of those).

 

I still like to take deadline day off though.  Not only is it important considering I'm usually the one keeping the site updated (and covering at PHR for a bit as well) but every now and then, there's still some buzz that comes through in the final few hours.  The last one was a real dud though aside from the Stone deal.

 

You mean this site is not your full time job?? :o #hero

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17 hours ago, dlbalr said:

The days leading up to the draft seem to be the bigger trade days than the actual draft itself.  There were only a few trades involving players on draft day and only 14 straight pick swaps (and the Habs made five of those).

 

I think the draft should be held a week after free agency starts. 32 GMs and their respective staffs in one room AFTER the big money players have signed? Yes please. You'd see a lot more teams with a clearer vision of their future after they've landed a big fish or struck out entirely, and I think draft day would become a trading bonanza.

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3 hours ago, Trizzak said:

I think the draft should be held a week after free agency starts. 32 GMs and their respective staffs in one room AFTER the big money players have signed? Yes please. You'd see a lot more teams with a clearer vision of their future after they've landed a big fish or struck out entirely, and I think draft day would become a trading bonanza.

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That's a neat idea.  I can't see it getting much support as that means less holiday time for the staff but that would certainly add a new wrinkle into things.

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You could just swap the dates for the draft and free agency, that wouldn't have as much impact on vacation dates.

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