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Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

There is no such thing as a good trade or a bad trade. There's only the meaning we give them and that's dictated by the lens we use to view them.

Existentialism. It applies to life and hockey. OK I'll stop now.

Two weeks ago, I told you about my league where 30 guys and 21 draft picks moved in 11 deals in less than 48 hours. I missed the start of that trade frenzy and was completely left behind. I justified my failure by telling you I didn't want to be a lemming and just follow the crowd.

That's still true. But how do strategies change when you decide to enter the fray early?

I'm currently fortunate to be sitting in first place in the RotoWire staff league. It's a head-to-head salary cap format where sudden-death playoff games distill down to a winner-take-all-bragging-rights final. Trade talk started in earnest this week and two or three teams went out hard and fast to load up for the playoffs. I was one of them.

Set the stan

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