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Stories on Trades and Free Agent Signings?


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The team executive will typically write a book with a dedicated chapter, especially if they win something. They (player, owner, coach or executive) MAY give a extended interview to a local beat writer or radio host.

Both Pat Riley and Mickey Arison have talked extensively on Dan LeBatard's radio sthow about the process of signing LeBron. There are many articles on Hershel Walker being traded to Dallas, on then Saints giving up all picks to draft Ricky Williams, and event a NHL Network special on Philly trading for Lindros.

Search for the specific transaction and you should find a detailed backstory.

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One of the best stories on trades has to be how the Nordiques traded the rights to Eric Lindros to both the Rangers and Flyers on the same day, and an arbitrator had to rule a week or so later that the Flyers had the valid claim to him. Turns out it ended up ruining the Flyers, and winning a cup for the Nordiques.

Another fun (and sorta related) story is how Rod Brind'Amour was traded from the Flyers to the Hurricanes because Eric Lindros was nailing his wife and this was the easist way to "fix the problem". Yet another kinda-sorta related story was how the Flyers re-aquired Rick Tocchet, who's first order of business was to lay out Lindros with a punch to the face in retaliation for him banging Brind'Amour's wife (amongs other wives.)

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I can't find any confirmation online, but I remember when Dominik Hasek orchestrated his trade from Buffalo to Detroit, there was a story circulating that he actually vetoed the first trade because the Red Wings gave up too much to get him.

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