Dec 8, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) looks on from the bench against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Do NHL Stars Have Too Much Say When It Comes To What Team They Play For?

Jarome Iginla speaks at a press conference.
Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

No-trade clauses, modified no-trade clauses, and even players asking to be traded. Do the best of the best in the NHL get too much star treatment by NHL organizations? Is it fair that they have a say in where and for what team they play for?

NHL general managers are being handcuffed it seems, into taking deals that could potentially not be the best move for their organization, and it is based upon their respect for the superstar that is apart of their organization. What happened to the days of old when the best player in the league is part of a blockbuster deal, those were the exciting times in the NHL.

Now, between social media and rumors, a trade, free agent singing, or even the slightest possibility of a trade, is made public knowledge and spread around North America within minutes.

From Jarome Iginla being being traded out of Calgary, to Zach Parise and Ryan Suter both signing in Minnesota, and even Ryan Miller only wanting to be traded to a handful of teams; do situations such as these dull down the excitement of trades and free agent signings. Maybe this is just my own theory, but, it seems to be happening more and more in the NHL lately.

Do NHL Stars Have Too Much Say When It Comes To What Team They Play For?

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