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Trade trauma passed quickly

Kings forward Adam Deadmarsh was traded from Colorado in the Rob Blake deal while dealing with a difficult family situation in Denver. Thankfully, it's working out well on and off the ice.

Updated: April 2, 2001, 2:35 PM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

The harsh business practices of professional sports can be seen every day.

Agents impacting trades. Players changing allegiances like medieval mercenaries. Management playing hardball on contract negotiations.

But Los Angeles Kings forward Adam Deadmarsh has a unique perspective on how harsh the NHL can be. Last month, after his wife had just given birth prematurely to twin girls, Deadmarsh was traded from Colorado in the Rob Blake deal. His wife and newborn children still ...

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