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Trade deadline day has come and gone, but many hockey pools have their trade deadline a few days after the NHL's. Before you go and sell the farm for that final piece to the puzzle, make sure you aren't going to be giving a competitor a huge long-term boost. And before you go and ship off your superstar for youth and prospects, make sure the risk is worth it.
Follow these four rules and you will become pretty successful at fantasy hockey trading.
1) Evaluate trades with a three-year scope. This isn't the NHL and you aren't trying to blow it up to build a winner five years down the road (like Dale Tallon with the Florida Panthers or Steve Tambellini with the Edmonton Oilers). Take a look at the players in the trade -- will any of them realistically be fantasy-relevant in your pool within the next three seasons?Read More »from Fantasy: Follow these four rules for trade success, avoiding busts