The_Pauser wrote:RoyalDude wrote:
I'm just saying that when trading up coming UFA's at the deadline, unless you are talking Jerome Iginla types, you ain't getting much in return. We are talking Raymond and Higgins, and you certainly are not getting 1st round picks for them let alone 2nd round picks. I totally agree with your Calgary Flames nod to our management. I've been saying for awhile that Gillis is gonna manage this team into the new Flames if he isn't careful, he already has IMO. Get a bunch of cast offs and surround the Sedins with them, same thing Iginla has been getting in Calgary.
I just don't think Gillis is the visionary to mail it in this year and build for next season and the seasons after which is why this team is on its way to becoming the future mediocre Flames for the next 5 years. The terrible drafting and developing over Gillis tenure is eerily similar to that of the Flames.
There ain't a GM out there that is willing to blow up a chunk of their futures to acquire a 34 year old Luongo with that contract. The fact that Gillis does not seem to understand this is beyond me. Gillis and AV mishandled the Luo/Schneider situation last season. We should be trading Schneider for the simple reason only, that he is highly more marketable on the trade market.
Do you consider Paul Guastad a Jarome Iginla type? Because last year he returned a 1st round pick. Johnny Oduya brought back a 2nd and a 3rd. Andrei Kostitsyn brought back a 2nd round pick. I don't think these players are significantly better than Raymond and Higgins at all. Hell, Dominic Moore even brought back a 2nd round pick.
Aside from that I agree with everything else you posted.
I hear ya, but I just don't see Gillis canning the season and going on a fire sale, no way. Still think you're dreaming if you think Raymond and Higgins can return a first round pick.