Iginla's Suitors - Potential Trade Packages

Kent Wilson
March 26 2013 10:00AM

 

Jarome Iginla

pic via Tim Hiber

 As of writing this, the Flames are 14th in the West and six points out of the playoffs with just five games remaining before the trade deadline. Even if they win all five contests, which is unlikely, Calgary probably still won't be in a playoff spot by the time the bell rings on April 3rd.

So it's all over but the dealing. Iginla, the face of the franchise for so long, will turn 36 years old this summer, is a pending free agent and has (allegedly) submitted a list of team's he'd be willing to move to. All that's left for Jay Feaster is to auction the captain off to the highest bidder.

Prior Big Name Rentals

Without being in the room to gauge the interest level and offers, it's difficult to guess just what the Flames might get for Iginla. Recently, Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray fetched a former first round pick (Joe Morrow) and two second rounders (one conditional) respectively, which suggests asking prices for players are already high.

In the past, similar big name rental players have netted large packages of varying quality:

- Marian Hossa was dealt by Atlanta to Pittsburgh in exchange for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito (former first rounder) and the Pens' first round pick.

- Keith Tkachuk was traded as rental to the Thrashers in 2007 for Glen Metropolit as well as first, second and third round picks (plus a conditional pick if he re-signed in ATL).

- The Leafs moved Tomas Kaberle at the deadline to the Boston Bruins for Joe Colborne (former first round pick), their first round pick in 2011 and a conditional second rounder. 

As you can see, draft picks are the currency of the day. At the very least the Flames will likely get a first rounder in the deal, if not one or two more in the top-60. Middling roster players also seem to come cheap.

Looking backwards is somewhat helpful, but it makes the most sense to judge the present day and what Calgary's suitors have to offer. Instead of blindly guessing at interest levels and the perception of Iginla in other markets, I decided to solicit the opinions of writers/fans in Chicago, Boston and LA.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago fans have been asking me for at least two years if Iginla would be available. The fan base there has coveted Jarome for awhile, so it makes sense they would be interested in him now that he's finally on the market. Sam Fels of Second City Hockey had thos to say when I asked him about a potential Blackhawks package for Jarome:

The Hawks prospect depth is down the middle. Marcus Kruger can still be considered one, Phillip Danault, Mark McNeill, and Teuvo Teravainen are in the system and all thought to be NHL players one day (Danault is considered to have the brightest future).

Brandon Pirri is another name you might here, and one the Hawks would be most likely to move. Elsewhere, the Hawks don't have a lot on the blue line, and there's only one goalie prospect in Mac Carruth, who is backstopping the juggernaut Portland Winterhawks at the moment. The two blue liners are Adam Clendening who is in the AHL right now, and Stephen Johns at Notre Dame. However, with Keith, Seabrook, and Leddy here for the foreseeable future, you wonder how much the Hawks cling to any of these.

There's a wildcard here, and it's Dave Bolland. Bolland is a free agent in '14, and has completely flopped as a #2 center this year. Both Kruger and Danault are set to take over the checking center role in the near future, and with Bolland already making 3.3 million, I really wonder if the Hawks plan to pay him even that much for what he has proven to be. Could Bolland be traded this year? I wouldn't totally rule it out.

More likely, the Hawks would probably offer McNeill and one of the other prospects. I bet they'd like to get away with just McNeill and Pirri, but they could probably be persuaded to throw Johns in. But probably not much more than that. Or maybe McNeill and Carruth. I think Danault is considered untouchable.

Potential Blackhawks package: Mark McNeill, Dave Bolland and a first round pick.

LA Kings

Next up, the Kings. I went to The Royal Half for an LA perspective:

The general consensus in a trade like this is a Top Prospect, Secondary Prospect and a 1st Round draft pick. Well let's see... the LA Kings don't have a 1st Round Pick this year so would Jay Feaster be patient enough to wait for 2014?

You can forget about Jon Bernier unless something better than Joey MacDonald is coming back to LA. The LA Kings don't have any sort of capable backup for Jon Quick right now and I feel that Jon Bernier will be traded for something that helps the LA Kings longer term than an Iginla rental.

The Kings top prospect is forward Tyler Toffoli, who happens to be currently on the Kings roster. Is he untouchable? Probably, as the Kings have high hopes for Toffoli stepping into a Top 6 slot as the Salary Cap goes down and the Kings have a lot of high-priced forwards. After Toffoli, you've got right wing Linden Vey, left wing Tanner Pearson and defensemen Derek Forbort and Nicolas Deslauriers as the best AHL prospects in the system.

So the best LA Kings offer might be some combination of Vey/Pearson, Forbort/Deslauriers and a 1st in 2014 or 2nd in 2013. But... right now, the LA Kings have a logjam at the bottom 6 of forwards and a wealth of young NHL ready defensemen. Would something like Linden Vey, Jarret Stoll and Alec Martinez/Davis Drewiske be enough to pry Jarome Iginla away from Jay Feaster's cold dead hands? Throw in a combination of Brad Richardson, Dwight King, Trevor Lewis and maybe even Justin Williams and you've got a lot of current NHL players that the Flames could have at.

T o me it seems like the Calgary Flames are never willing to do a complete blowup of their roster like the LA Kings did 5 years ago... so maybe it would be more attractive to Jay Feaster to get some NHL players in return for Iginla. That may be what sets LA apart from the other teams in this race. But at the end of the day... I'd be really surprised if Jarome Iginla heads back to the warm embrace of Coach Sutter.

Potential Kings package: Derek Forbort or Linden Vey, Dwight King, 2014 first rounder, 2013 second rounder.

Boston Bruins

Thirdly, Boston is where many seem to think Iginla will end up. Ryan Lambert forwarded me this bit by The Hockey Writers author Wayne Whittaker:

The Bruins really, really want Jarome Iginla. Current slump aside, Boston's been in need of scoring depth since the departure of Michael Ryder. They've also been in need of the "old-ish inspirational leader" since Mark Recchi retired...

If the rumors are right and the cost is a prospect, roster player, and draft pick, the Bruins have a few options. Goaltending prospect Malcom Subban's name keeps popping up, but Boston has supposedly been telling teams that he and Ryan Spooner are considered "untouchable."

For what it's worth, they reportedly offered prospect Alexander Khokhlachev to Dallas for Brendan Morrow. Jordan Caron hasn't been able to make an impact in Boston, but is considered to be "NHL ready" and could be on the trading block. Matt Bartkowski is a frequent defensive call-up, but Torey Krug or Colby Cohen have more upside. Unless Chris Bourque counts as a roster player (which he doesn't), the most likely trade candidates would be Rich Peverley or Daniel Paille. Peverley's having a rough year, and hasn't been worth the $3.2M cap hit he carries. Meanwhile, Paille's been having a great year, and is versatile enough to attract interest, and could be seen as expendable.

Potential Bruins package: Alex Khokhlachev, Rich Peverley or Daniel Paille, first rounder + conditional pick.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins are the final team on the Iginla "list", but have already spent a lot of futures on Morrow and Murray. That doesn't take them out of the Iginla raace completely since they still have cap space plus pieces like Beau Bennett, Derek Pouliot, Olli Maatta and a 2013 first round pick, but at some point Shero might finally become leery of selling the future for a cup run this season. That said, further bolstering their top-6 while depriving the Bruins of another weapon might be awefully tempting...

If the Pens enter the fray, expect someone like Tyler Kennedy to be on offer, as well as one of Bennett and Maatta as well as the first rounder.

Conclusion

To a certain portion of the fanbase, no return will be big enough for Jarome. Unfortunately for them, the reality of the situation is blind to sentimentality.

Although there is always a certain amount of risk when making trades - particularly when acquiring futures like picks and prospects - the Flames organization has nevertheless done well in the past with these kinds of deals. The last time the organization faced this dilemma was with Theoren Fleury in the late '90s where they managed to acquire future shut-down defender Robyn Regehr as part of the package (and Rene Corbet, of course). Iginla himself was a Stars draft pick, acquired from Dallas for Joe Nieuwendyk in perhaps one of the best "win-win" trades in league history. 

So which package appeals to you most, Flames fans?

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#1 chillout
March 26 2013, 03:59PM
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@Patrick M

I have to disagree about Luongo. He's a big body with good reflexes but his instincts go out the window when the pressure is on. Kipper is the exact opposite, he never gives up on the puck and will make the saves that blow a teams mind and gets them back in a game. He has not looked good this year but all in all I'd take him over Luongo.

I never say Luongo won us a gold medal I always say he almost lost us the gold medal his belly flop he always does is just brutal. Probably one of the worst moves in hockey. Playing in florida makes any player look good. Most of the teams they play against in the south there are terrible and were especially bad back then. Seems to me that Garrison has been no sort of revelation they were hoping for(haven't looked at the numbers). I personally would never trust a player out of florida. This is the first time I've liked JBo so I still stick to that.

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#2 Baalzamon
March 26 2013, 04:07PM
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everton fc wrote:

I don't think Darryl gives us Bernier. No way.

Yeah. Except Darryl isn't the GM..

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#3 Mitch2
March 26 2013, 10:12AM
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Yeah - so glad to see this article go up.

I like the Pens deal the best. Covers everything and I think Kennedy will fit well on Calgary to hedge against Backlund's injury woes...

Kennedy has had a bad year but he is a better player then his stats show this year and he is only 25. If the Pens got Iginla they would be all in for the Cup and that is not a bad move on Shero's behalf, to over-pay when a Cup results is always defensible.

Some Flames fans still defend the Hull trade because they see Ramage as the missing piece in the D in 89.

I also think the Kings are a Red Herring, they won't be the team. Having said that I would also not be surprised if a unnamed team popped up suddenly and the deal was made with them. Iggy is the #1 target, interest is there.

I also would love to see a surprise Kipper trade at the deadline, Toronto, Islanders, Blues have to at least inquire

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#4 shutout
March 26 2013, 10:12AM
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2013 1st round pick, Derek Pouliot, Tom Kuhnhackl

From the Penguins is what I would do.

Second choice would be Chicago.

2013 1st round pick, Mark McNeil, Brandon Pirri

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#5 James
March 26 2013, 10:13AM
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"Potential Bruins package: Alex Khokhlachev, Rich Peverley or Daniel Paille, first rounder + conditional pick."

This would be my choice, with Paille coming back instead of Peverley.

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#6 shutout
March 26 2013, 10:13AM
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You wont get Bennett in a deal. Especially if the Bruins wont trade Spooner.

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#7 Kevin R
March 26 2013, 10:15AM
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Its a shame LA doesnt have this years 1st. I have heard this kid Vey, who played in Medicine Hat & is doing great in the AHL is a very good hockey player & that would be a not bad package. No mention of Knight in that package from Boston, has his value slid any at all? Really dont think Subban should be in this equation. We already have Broissoit at the same age/stage of development & a lot of debate whether he should have been on TC instead.

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#8 SeanCharles
March 26 2013, 10:17AM
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I want Iggy to go to Pittsburgh. They have what we want: Top-4 prospects.

I say a package including Despres or Matta, a first and another lesser piece would be ideal.

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#9 Austin
March 26 2013, 10:22AM
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Boston. Any chance iginla could pry Hamilton off Boston?

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#10 Austin
March 26 2013, 10:22AM
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Boston. Any chance iginla could pry Hamilton off Boston?

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#11 everton fc
March 26 2013, 10:24AM
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I just posted on the last thread about Vey. And I've always liked King. The Kings potential offer you posted above would be one I'd look at. Forbort's a big kid. If we could somehow draft Eric Roy from Brandon, you'd have two trees on defence, with good potential.

Derek King is a good third line grinder. Richardson's anotehr smallish centre. We don't need that type of player. Lewis isn't a point-producer, and Williams and Stoll are 30 a piece. Not what we need.

And if you could get Kyle Clifford somehow... Another Derek Dorsett type. Clifford would be mandatory, for me.

If you could get any deal like the ones I'm throwing out there from L.A., then you move JBo, for a similar group of prospects. I'd almost move Gio, too, as he's been less than stellar the past two seasons. Cammy would be another I'd shop. I'd keep Tanguay.

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#12 RexLibris
March 26 2013, 10:26AM
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The Blackhawks package is the best of the bunch, in my opinion. It would address several needs: centre prospect, addition of 1st round pick, and an immediate asset that could be traded next year for another pick or prospect.

That would be a terrific deal for the Flames, if they could negotiate it.

And maybe its just the colour scheme, but Iginla just seems to fit in a Hawks jersey, more than any of others mentioned above.

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#13 RexLibris
March 26 2013, 10:27AM
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Austin wrote:

Boston. Any chance iginla could pry Hamilton off Boston?

From what I've heard from TSN and other sources Hamilton is not on the table for any deal. I think the Bruins see him as an eventual successor to Chara as a defensive cornerstone.

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#14 Mitch2
March 26 2013, 10:29AM
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I'd also like to see Calgary beef up the Iginla trade with a depth D man like Sarich, Butler, Smith to increase the return.

Wouldn't mind getting a 3rd thrown in with a depth D man of choice for the other team.

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#15 Mitch2
March 26 2013, 10:32AM
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But Iginla doesn't really fit into the Hawks top 6 as a RW with Kane and Hossa, although Hossa is injury prone… I can see the Hawks wanting Iginla just for the sake of it but I don't see him as ideal a fit for them vs the Bruins / Pens

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#16 Parallex
March 26 2013, 10:35AM
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I'd Rate them Pittsberg, Boston, Chicago (although I would ask for Teravainen over McNeill... don't like guys that plateau post draft), LA.

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#17 Veggie Dog
March 26 2013, 10:40AM
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I am more interested in the Pens package. It looks good, and I also think gives him the best chance to win a cup, which IMO is a big part of the deal. I want us to get better, but I also want to get Iggy a win.

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#18 SmellOfVictory
March 26 2013, 10:42AM
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I like the Boston package best, followed by Pittsburgh. I think I'd rather see Iggy play in Pitt than Bos though.

The Chicago package doesn't make sense to me; the Hawks have basically no centres behind Toews if they trade Bolland, considering Sharp is out for a month.

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#19 McRib
March 26 2013, 10:42AM
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Mark McNeil's development has completly peaked, could easily end up being the next Greg Nemisz, hope the Flames avoid trading for him. Its interesting Brandon Saad name wasn't included, guess his stock is too high.

Also please oh please no Subban, we have more than enough netminders!!!! Like the idea of having Alex Khokhlachev, it would be nice to see a skilled Russian on the team again, although doubt Ownership/Hartley would approve. For that reason I think the return from Boston hinges on willingness to trade Ryan Spooner.

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#20 Tyler
March 26 2013, 10:45AM
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I like the pit deal but I think it's the least likely to happen. Second pick would be the Boston deal, however, I would not want khokhlachen at all. He is a tiny centre. We should do our best to get spooner instead. After all, no prospect is truly untouchable!

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#21 T&A4Flames
March 26 2013, 10:46AM
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CGY should be looking at quality over quantity. Whatever pieces have to be moved to aquire future cornerstones. They should make an offer that BOS can't refuse to get Hamilton and a 1st. I'm not sure what that could be, maybe Iggy, Sarich, Sieloff/Horak/Granlund & maybe $1mil salary retention off Sarich' contract.

Same with Jbo and a possible Couts trade. Rumor that ANA is looking to swap Couts for Ryan. Wouldn't PHI need a top D man more? Jbo with us retaining $2mil, Butler/Sieloff Horak/Granlund.

The point is let's look for our new franchise players, not players that will help us stay afloat. IF... it can be done.

Also, If we could move Kipper to TO for Grabo, I would do that as well.

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#22 Baalzamon
March 26 2013, 10:48AM
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Bruins, hands down. Khokhlachev, man. Guy plays center and everything.

Pens deal's good too. I've always liked Kennedy.

Hawks isn't bad... really... but Bolland has been Anton Babchuk terrible this season, and I DO NOT like Mark McNeill. Never have, never will. Counter offer: Frolik, Teravainen (ha), 1st.

I don't see a trade between Calgary and Los Angeles.

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#23 Parallex
March 26 2013, 10:49AM
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@McRib

That we have depth at goalie prospects is definetly a bit of a strike against having him come over but ultimately he's an asset that can be flipped for something else that we desire more (or make a piece of our own goalie depth expendable) so if he were to take the place of another blue-chipper I'd have no objection.

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#24 McRib
March 26 2013, 10:55AM
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Absolutely agree would rather a legitimate prospect and a first over a bunch of filler a la Darryl Sutter trades. Legitimate prospects include: Saad, Teravainen, Clendening, Pouliot, Maata, Bennett, Spooner, Toffoli, etc.

Honestly how about a Brandon Saad and a first???

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#25 danglesnipecelly
March 26 2013, 10:57AM
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I'd vote for the Pitt scenario... Chicago would be my second choice although I don't care for McNeil and then Boston. LA can get lost...

There seems to be an AWFUL LOT of Malcolm Subban talk lately. He doesn't exactly fit an organizational need so I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe Subban, Broissoit or Gilles become part of another deal?

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#26 McRib
March 26 2013, 11:01AM
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@Parallex

I cannot stand Subban to begin with Laurent Brossiot should have been the starting goaltender for Canada!!! In no way other than hype is Subban a blue-chip in my mind, if we aquire him hopefully we can flip him, but after his performance in the WJHC his values is decreasing.

This is also a great draft year for Goalies, if a team needs a Blue-Chip they might just draft one. Last year there was one goalie drafted out of the WHL Chris Dreiger, this year there are as many as ten guys who could be drafted (Jarry, Comrie, Lotz, Whistle, Burke, Skapski, Bartosak, Laurikainen, Zarowny and Sheilds).

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#27 Parallex
March 26 2013, 11:06AM
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@McRib

I like the WJC too but I try not to overvalue it as an evaluation venue. Subban was probably the 5th or 6th best goalie in the CHL this year by sv%... YMMV but I place more value in his full season play then in a relatively short international tourney.

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#28 everton fc
March 26 2013, 11:13AM
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Just to clarify, my L.A. scenario (which I agree, will probably never happen, as I can't see Darryl "helping" the Flames in any way, shape or form) would include picks. High picks.

I also see Feaster & company getting fleeced by all teams mentioned.

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#29 RossCreekNation
March 26 2013, 11:17AM
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If Dave Bolland is a possibility, and I can't see how he is, I like that.

If Beau Bennett or Olli Maatta are a part of a 3 component package, I'm good with that.

As much as I'd love to see Iggy in Boston, I just can't bring myself to like anything they have to offer.

If Toffoli or Bernier aren't available from LA, I tell them to go fly a kyte.

And I still think its possible Jarome ends up elsewhere.

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#30 RossCreekNation
March 26 2013, 11:18AM
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I'd rather trade Iggy for Toffoli straight up than take another package from them.

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#31 McRib
March 26 2013, 11:19AM
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Oh, I completely agree about overvaluing the WJC but even when I have watched him with Belleville he is shaky as he often gets beat high and like in the World Juniors loves to let in a softy.

Belleville plays a ridiculous defensive trap that Jacques Lemaire would be proud of setting him up to look outstanding most games. There Backup Charlie Graham is only ranked 21st among North American goaltenders and has a respectable 2.59 GAA on that team. Honestly any decent netminder would put up big stats with Belleville.

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#32 Mitch2
March 26 2013, 11:24AM
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I don't see the Flames getting fleeced at all but it has nothing to do with Feaster. It is just the nature of the deadline with multiple buyers and scare sellers, strictly economics here with high demand and low supply.

The key for a Seller is just getting multiple bidders and waiting for it to escalate. Value is always in the mind of the buyer and auction style it will just go up with bids.

All Feaster has to do is stay cool under pressure and wait till the deadline.

For Gawds sake Shero just shipped out TWO 2nd round picks for Murray on the Sharks, that is crazy, Shero is a wild man - lol. Murray is a bottom pairing D man. He has had a terrible year.

Even Feaster can't F**k this up…

Any of the returns above are more than adequate for a 35, soon to be 36 year old Iginla...

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#33 RossCreekNation
March 26 2013, 11:25AM
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Guys, BOSTON IS NOT TRADING DOUGIE HAMILTON. PERIOD.

And CHICAGO IS NOT TRADING BRANDON SAAD.

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#34 McRib
March 26 2013, 11:27AM
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Hahaha, Boston wouldn't even have traded Dougie Hamilton for a 30 Year-Old Jarome Iginla!!

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#35 Mitch2
March 26 2013, 11:30AM
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Iginla+Sarich for Seguin - lol.

Teams driving for the Cup get crazy Ross, I would not bet the farm on those proclamations.

Lord Stanley is what it is all about. I have no regrets about the Flames trading Hull for Ramage because it resulted in the 89 Cup. A Cup validates all the trades that lead up to it.

The Blues had Hull but they still have never won a single Cup in the entire franchise history.

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#36 backburner
March 26 2013, 11:35AM
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I think Boston is the better deal, especially if they throw in Peverly..

Only way we give him to a Western team is if Teravainen or Toffoli are in the mix.

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#37 the-wolf
March 26 2013, 11:38AM
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Agree that Boston is mostlikely and I like Kochlachev, but agree with McRib that ownership won't move Iginla for a Russian.

If Maata was really available? HAnds-down that's the best move. The guy can step in next year, h should become a top 2 D and will play for 20 years barring injury. It'd be the 'safest' move PC-wise as far as moving the franchise player out.

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#38 McRib
March 26 2013, 11:40AM
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If Douglas Murray (Mrs. Elin Nordegren) can get you TWO Second Rounders!!! I don't know why a Brandon Saad straight-up is a rediculous offer in a bidding war for Iginla.... He has THREE POINTS!!! Hahah.

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#39 backburner
March 26 2013, 11:43AM
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McRib wrote:

If Douglas Murray (Mrs. Elin Nordegren) can get you TWO Second Rounders!!! I don't know why a Brandon Saad straight-up is a rediculous offer in a bidding war for Iginla.... He has THREE POINTS!!! Hahah.

Saad is playing on the top line in Chicago right now... I would think they would part with Teravainen first, even with a pick on top of that..

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#40 backburner
March 26 2013, 11:45AM
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I think something that could also factor in Iggy's return is if he would be open to discussing a contract extension first... If it is true that Iggy is not interested in being a rental, Calgary could get more in return.. My apologies Kent if you have already mentioned it..

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#41 RexLibris
March 26 2013, 11:46AM
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Agree that Boston is mostlikely and I like Kochlachev, but agree with McRib that ownership won't move Iginla for a Russian.

If Maata was really available? HAnds-down that's the best move. The guy can step in next year, h should become a top 2 D and will play for 20 years barring injury. It'd be the 'safest' move PC-wise as far as moving the franchise player out.

Which is funny, considering Feaster had two opportunities to draft Maata last June.

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#42 McRib
March 26 2013, 11:47AM
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I guess Saads value a few months ago was a lot lower and ideal for a trade, anyway I would rather Teravainen!!! It also justifies trading down to take Jankowski, as he is the one guy that we passed on that truly stings. Maata would be the next on that list.

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#43 backburner
March 26 2013, 11:54AM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Guys, BOSTON IS NOT TRADING DOUGIE HAMILTON. PERIOD.

And CHICAGO IS NOT TRADING BRANDON SAAD.

They could do it for Iggy and Glencross..

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#44 everton fc
March 26 2013, 12:02PM
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Mitch2 wrote:

I don't see the Flames getting fleeced at all but it has nothing to do with Feaster. It is just the nature of the deadline with multiple buyers and scare sellers, strictly economics here with high demand and low supply.

The key for a Seller is just getting multiple bidders and waiting for it to escalate. Value is always in the mind of the buyer and auction style it will just go up with bids.

All Feaster has to do is stay cool under pressure and wait till the deadline.

For Gawds sake Shero just shipped out TWO 2nd round picks for Murray on the Sharks, that is crazy, Shero is a wild man - lol. Murray is a bottom pairing D man. He has had a terrible year.

Even Feaster can't F**k this up…

Any of the returns above are more than adequate for a 35, soon to be 36 year old Iginla...

I hear what you're saying, but I think our GM canm, indeed, screw this one up, taking damaged goods, et al.

The Bruins might need a d-man, as well, so I can't see them moving a d-man with McQuaid probably out for the season. Could Sarich help them? Butler?? As a throw in?? As for the Pens, they still have cap room... But how does the return from Pittsburgh help us long-term? Could they give us their Asst GM, to replace Feaster?! (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

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#45 T&A4Flames
March 26 2013, 12:13PM
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They could do it for Iggy and Glencross..

Agreed!

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#46 sincity1976
March 26 2013, 12:17PM
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Pretty sure if you did the same exercise with the above guess authors on the return for B Morrow none of them would have been offering J Morrow.

Boston can't say we really want Iginla but our only good prospects (Spooner, Hamilton, Subban) are untouchable. Not after Pittsburgh just gave up Morrow for Morrow.

I think Boston remains the top destination. And I think either Spooner or Subban needs to be involved (I agree there is no way they move Hamilton).

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#47 everton fc
March 26 2013, 12:23PM
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Re: Spooner

Do we really need an undersized centre? I still like combo-platter I threw together from L.A., though I highly doubt Darryl deals with us ever again!

Vey/Clifford/Forbort/pick(s)

I like this.

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#48 Derzie
March 26 2013, 12:26PM
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Iginla and Kipper back with Daryl for Bernier and a 2nd.

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March 26 2013, 12:30PM
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I know Feaster has made some questionable calls but hopefully the fans cut him a little slack here. It' won't be easy trying to justify whatever return we get when the franchise player goes the other way... Say what you will about Feaster but he's earning his money now. Unfortunately I think he will be roasted no matter what he does...

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#50 Clay
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Disagree on having to send a goaltender back to LA

I think Martin Jones track record speaks for itself, and should be able to be replacement level at the very least

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