Rangers Use Questionable Tactic to Dodge No-Trade Clause

Chris Drury had to get creative to trade Barclay Goodrow.

Goodrow had a no-trade clause that limited the teams he could be traded to, making it hard for the Rangers to find a new home for him. The San Jose Sharks were on his no-trade list, so they couldn’t just trade him there directly.

Instead, the Rangers put Goodrow on waivers. This move let any team claim him without needing his approval. Since the Sharks finished last in the NHL, they got first dibs and picked him up.

Fans might be surprised by this strategy but it’s clever!

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Drury’s decision shows how sometimes you have to think outside the box in sports management. By using waivers, he bypassed Goodrow’s no-trade clause and found a way to move forward.

What do you think about this tactic?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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