First things first, go to your GM's Office's "Manage Team Roster" section. There is a column for each player called "Trading Block." Putting a check mark next to any player you are looking to trade, then scroll down to the bottom of that column and click the "Save" button. The rest of the league can now easily see who you are looking to trade.
Next, click the "Trading Block" section of the GM's Office. This screen shows you all of the players in your league that other teams have placed on the trading block. Note that your trading block players are NOT visible to you, although other teams will see them. If a player's name is followed by (F), this indicates that the player is a fantasy player, and not a historical real player.
If you see a player you are interested in, simply click his name and a trade proposal will automatically be started for that player. If not, you can start your own trade proposal. Next, click the "Trade Proposals" section of the GM's Office. This screen will show you any existing proposals for your league and give you the option to start a new one. If a proposal is submitted to you, you will see who it is from and the link to "Respond" to the proposal. Your responses can either be to accept the trade, reject it, or make a counter offer. An offer can consist of 0-6 players (max of 3 per team) and additional players units (SimLeague money). You can also save comments along with the proposal in your team's box under "Team Notes."
Once you submit a trade proposal, its status is marked as "On the Table" until the other person either accepts or rejects the offer. You can also withdraw the offer. If the same players are in more than one trade proposal, when one trade goes through the other trades will be cancelled automatically. If you waive a player in a trade proposal, the trade will also be cancelled. All cancelled trades will be marked as "Off the Table." If the other person rejects the trade, it is marked as "Rejected." If the other person accepts the trade, it enters a 24-hour "Pending" status. During the pending status, everyone else in your league has the ability to review the trade. If they feel it is fair, they can choose to approve it. If people feel the trade is not fair, they can veto the trade. If a trade proposal tallies up 6 vetoes during the 24-hour pending period, its status will be changed to "Vetoed" and will be cancelled.
If the trade is not vetoed or cancelled during the 24-hour pending period, its status will be changed to "Completed" and the trade will be processed. Trades will not be processed during the time blocks of 12:00pm-3:00pm or 12:00am-3:00am ET due to the NHL roster lockout period. If the 24-hour period expired during one of those blocks, it will be processed within an hour passed the blocked time period.
Alerts! It is very important that everyone keeps up with trades going on in the league. Whenever a new proposal is pending, you will see trade alerts on most SimLeague Hockey screens notifying you that you need to look at the trade and either approve it or veto it. Once you vote on a trade, it disappears from the trade proposals screen. This is always done from the "Trade Proposals" section of the GM's Office and clicking on the GM's Office tab while the alert is flashing will automatically take you there. The alert will continue to flash until you have either voted on all pending trades or reviewed all completed trades.
We hope this quick introduction to SimLeague trading was helpful. If you have any further questions, check out the rest of the trading topics in this FAQ or contact us.