Uncle dans leg wrote:Meds wrote:$lacker wrote:I would assume that the Morrow deal will eliminate Pitt from the Iginla sweepstakes.
Boston will be upping their efforts me thinks!
It won't surprise me at all to see Iginla still in Calgary at the end of the season. I suspect that Feaster is going to want too much for him and the window of opportunity will close. Calgary's only hope for the future is that Feaster realizes that he doesn't have the pieces needed to compete and is willing to take draft picks in exchange for his aging stars. Iginla should get him, at the very least, a 1st and a couple of 2nd round picks, and they should take them and rebuild.
Iginla is almost done. I wouldn't pay a 1st for him, let alone throw in more picks. He has lost almost all of his explosive quickness and if you're looking for the guy who can score at a 40 goal/year pace...that guy is long gone.
To be honest Morrow is no different. These teams are giving up way too much for players well past their top form but are somehow still able to bring back top level returns. Joe Morrow was a huge gift to Dallas and it only went down because they have 3 or 4 more young D-men in the pipe...although none as good as Joe.
Pitt overpayed huge and if the price for a quarter speed Iginla is a 1st, a prospect and a player then I can't see any sane GM paying that price.
I dunno...maybe our GM should be credited for the trades he didn't make rather than chastised for not trading the future.
You might be right. I just checked and Iggy has cracked the 50 goal mark twice, and the 40 goal mark twice in his career (he hit 39 goals once too). Beyond that he's been a 30-35 goal scorer.....and to be honest I can't think of the last time a big name was traded at the deadline who was over 35 years old that went on to make an impact and won a Cup.
I have to admit that I feel pretty sorry for Iginla, he's been with the Flames for over a decade and that entire time all the talk was how good he was and how much better it would be if he had a real center to play with.....and no Calgary GM ever got that done.