The Anatomy of Fantasy Trading and Identifying Strategies to Help You Win

Ryan Ma

2013-02-28

 

Pitkanen USA TODAY

 

Ryan Ma shares his thoughts on how to be a successful fantasy hockey GM through trading and negotiating.

 

Last year I wrote a similar column regarding trading strategies, this year I've updated it and hopefully will also catch a few of the new Dobberities who missed it the first time around. A couple of years ago I read a life-changing book penned by Steven R. Covey titled "7 Habits of Highly Effective People." One habit that he focuses on is to always think win-win.

 

With this being a shortened 48-game season, and nearing the half way mark, I thought it would be a great idea to see if I can apply some of his thoughts into the realm of fantasy hockey trading to improve your fantasy squad and ultimately help you win your league. Most of the strategies will be centered around rotisserie leagues, but many of these concepts can be easily transferrable to head-to-head leagues.

 

Covey believes that there are six paradigms of interaction. Covey

 

          Win/Lose

          Lose/Win

          Lose/Lose

          Win

          No Deal