You know those no-trade clauses where players can list a certain numbers of teams to which they can veto a trade?
Have you ever wondered which teams typically populate those lists?
ESPN’s Craig Custance did, so he contacted ten agents and asked them to name the three “most commonly listed” teams.
1. Edmonton received five first-place votes
2. Winnipeg got four
3. Buffalo got one
4. Toronto and Ottawa also got votes
“I can tell you, it’s pretty much automatic that Edmonton and Winnipeg are the first two names anyone comes up with,” one agent told Custance. “Winnipeg is at least winning a little bit. Edmonton is a complete nightmare.”
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