For many sports fans, the film Moneyball was the closest they’ve ever been to sitting in the general manager’s office, listening in on trade talk. However, thanks to YouTube, the Vancouver Canucks are filming the real thing and giving fans a chance to see what really goes down at the NHL’s trade deadline.
On Tuesday, the Canucks acquired center Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars in a move to shore up the team’s depth heading into the playoffs. Vancouver sent back AHL defenseman Kevin Connauton and a second-round draft pick, and you can see it all happen.
“Canucks TV” was right there with Vancouver assistant general manager Laurence Gilman as he consummated the trade with his Dallas counterpart Frank Provenzano and an NHL official on the line. If you’ve ever wondered about the anatomy of trade talks, this is likely as close as you’ll ever get, so check out the phone call in the video below.