Jarome Iginla Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Kent Wilson
March 27 2013 10:37PM

 


 

As has been speculated all night, Aaron Ward of TSN recently confirmed the Flames long time captain has been traded to the Bruins. The assumed return is Alex Khokhlachev, Matt Bartkowski and a first round pick. We will update with further confirmation and other news as it breaks.

For Kenneth AgostinoBen Hanowski and a first round pick.

Good luck in Pittsburgh Jarome. And thank you for everything. Go win that cup.

More to come...

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#301 Kevin R
March 28 2013, 10:07AM
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Iginla wanted to go to the Pens to the point, it would seem, he may as well have just put 1 team on his list. The reason he probably didn't was to help the Flames' avoid an even worse trade. Pens had us over a barrel.

Key is to make that 1st rounder count.

I truly believe Iginla was not coming back in the summer. If he was, the deal would've been signed. Nor will he come back now. Losing him for nothing would've been disaster.

You can't make deals like this with no time left on the clock and painted into a corner.

Even though they are unpopular, you comments hit this nail bang on. You cant leave this to the last minute. 3 years ago after we skidded out of the playoffs, despite the panic trade of Phaneuf. In April, Iggy said in an interview with the media hounds, if the Organization felt I couldnt be a part of winning a Stanley Cup here in Calgary, of course I would waive my NTC. Word was back then Sutter was prepared to blow it up & wanted to trade Iggy, some of the LA rumours were being bantied about with Schenn. Ownership stepped in. That didnt happen, Feaster was hired as an Asst GM, not Daryls hire & the rest is history. That was the time we could have avoided any long painful rebuild. Iggy controlled this all the way, it was his terms. The other 3 were just window dressing to help Feaster try & get the return up. Pitt knew that. I think if Boston is so upset why didnt they sweeten the pot, a conditional 1st is a joke. The Kobarussian kid is a way better prospect than anything we got but the 2013 1st is huge. The late 1st is trade bait. The cap space is trade bait, the fact we got college kids where we have their rights but not counting against the #of contracts opens the door for much more this week. The Bruin deal would have maxed out our contracts. The Blackhawks were talking if he would accept a spot on the 3rd freaking line. How sad is our top 6. Quit blaming Feaster, his hand was dealt & he was looking at 2-3 offsuit. He did as well as anyone, Iggy wanted Pitt & that was it. now we can finally move on with our rebuild. Lets focus on the trade that will get us much more than what Iggy did, JBO is the one we may be able to get that future franchise player with especially now that we have tons of cap space to eat some of his salary to improve the return.

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#302 Franko J
March 28 2013, 10:09AM
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Shocking!

I didn't think that the Flames had the acumen to trade Iginla.

The best part of the trade is ownership and management have finally come to the realization that this team is on the decline and changes were much needed.

Going forward the trade may not be worth much right now but let us see what happens down the road. If this team was so reluctant to make changes it is time to be patient on the impact of this trade.

Essentially the next potential franchise player was never going to happen in the trade, that player must be drafted in this years draft.

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#303 everton fc
March 28 2013, 10:10AM
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Kevin R wrote:

Even though they are unpopular, you comments hit this nail bang on. You cant leave this to the last minute. 3 years ago after we skidded out of the playoffs, despite the panic trade of Phaneuf. In April, Iggy said in an interview with the media hounds, if the Organization felt I couldnt be a part of winning a Stanley Cup here in Calgary, of course I would waive my NTC. Word was back then Sutter was prepared to blow it up & wanted to trade Iggy, some of the LA rumours were being bantied about with Schenn. Ownership stepped in. That didnt happen, Feaster was hired as an Asst GM, not Daryls hire & the rest is history. That was the time we could have avoided any long painful rebuild. Iggy controlled this all the way, it was his terms. The other 3 were just window dressing to help Feaster try & get the return up. Pitt knew that. I think if Boston is so upset why didnt they sweeten the pot, a conditional 1st is a joke. The Kobarussian kid is a way better prospect than anything we got but the 2013 1st is huge. The late 1st is trade bait. The cap space is trade bait, the fact we got college kids where we have their rights but not counting against the #of contracts opens the door for much more this week. The Bruin deal would have maxed out our contracts. The Blackhawks were talking if he would accept a spot on the 3rd freaking line. How sad is our top 6. Quit blaming Feaster, his hand was dealt & he was looking at 2-3 offsuit. He did as well as anyone, Iggy wanted Pitt & that was it. now we can finally move on with our rebuild. Lets focus on the trade that will get us much more than what Iggy did, JBO is the one we may be able to get that future franchise player with especially now that we have tons of cap space to eat some of his salary to improve the return.

Feaster could have moved Iginla last season. I have no trust in a Feaster re-build. He allowed himseld to get backed into a corner. That's how I see it.

The fact the Sutter's were ready to move Iginla then, and the Executive brought in Feaster... I'll assume the executive wanted to cut Keenan loose, as well. I never liked Keenan, but he won here, and if injuries didn't dessimate us that year, we'd have had a good shot of beating the Hawks.

More evidence the executive (and Feaster) are weak. And we may be screwed. (Should I bring up the fact the executive didn't jump at John Davidson again?)

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#304 Jay
March 28 2013, 10:13AM
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Do we really want a guy who won't even admit he's rebuilding to manage our rebuild? This is gonna get ugly

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#305 Franko J
March 28 2013, 10:14AM
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With Iginla traded - Who is next?

As I said before Flames should be looking at Picks, Picks, Picks. Draft for size with good skill level

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#306 icedawg_42
March 28 2013, 10:15AM
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@everton fc

I agree...that year was their window. They consistently drew their Achilles heel in the first round for a few years (San Jose, Chicago). But yeah, that year I thought they could go all the way.

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#307 Stumblin' Hank
March 28 2013, 10:16AM
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Bouwmeester and 1st rd pick to Detroit for Bertuzzi. Ha, ha, ha!

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#308 everton fc
March 28 2013, 10:17AM
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Franko J wrote:

With Iginla traded - Who is next?

As I said before Flames should be looking at Picks, Picks, Picks. Draft for size with good skill level

I'd dump:

Bouwmeester Cammy Sarich Babchuk (impossible) Stajan

Look at Babchuk. Clear evidence Feaster's clueless. Anotehr guy Brent didn't want, re-signed.

We won't draft for size. We draft small. At least that's how it appears, in many cases.

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#309 everton fc
March 28 2013, 10:18AM
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I agree...that year was their window. They consistently drew their Achilles heel in the first round for a few years (San Jose, Chicago). But yeah, that year I thought they could go all the way.

Perhaps proof Darryl wasn't a complete incompetent, as GM? Perhaps the executive ran major interference? Perhaps Keenan, too, wanted Iggy gone??

We'll never know...

(I wonder how much say Darryl had in the Kings getting Carter?)

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#310 icedawg_42
March 28 2013, 10:25AM
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everton fc wrote:

Perhaps proof Darryl wasn't a complete incompetent, as GM? Perhaps the executive ran major interference? Perhaps Keenan, too, wanted Iggy gone??

We'll never know...

(I wonder how much say Darryl had in the Kings getting Carter?)

Yeah, without being there, we'll never know. I actually always thought Darryl was on the right track until those massive brain farts - most specifically the Phaneuf debacle. Prior to that, I thought they were a legit contender, and on the bubble of being 'elite'.

Then it fell apart...Phaneufgate, bringing in all that losing pedigree from Toronto, rumors of trouble in the locker room../there were the rampant "coach killer" rumors about Iginla et al. I think Darryl just freaked out and panicked...completely lost his way and tried to do some kind of 180. He blew it up when he should have tinkered...but that's all 20/20, even if we were all screaming it at the time..

Anywhoo...just my thoughts. I don't think Iggy being a coach killer would be a problem in Pittsburgh anyway, sitting in a locker room with Crosby, Malkin etc would lend itself to humility a lot more than the motley crew around here...

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#311 Stammerin' Hank
March 28 2013, 10:27AM
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I think the fact that this team stayed as good as it did without a legit #1 centre is a testament to the character of that lockerroom.

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#312 Parallex
March 28 2013, 10:30AM
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@everton fc

If injuries didn't dessimate us that year we might not have even faced the Hawks... we win the division if that doesn't happen and who knows what happens to the bracket if that happens.

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#313 icedawg_42
March 28 2013, 10:32AM
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@Parallex

bingo. That sputter to the finish was painful to watch.

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#314 Parallex
March 28 2013, 10:44AM
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icedawg_42 wrote:

bingo. That sputter to the finish was painful to watch.

Yeah, really sad to see a team that was so excellent for so much of the year lose it's entire 2nd line and two top four D-men in the span of two weeks. I miss Daymond Langkow... that guy was such a warrior.

Then Darryl had to go screw it up with his slavish obsession with lowering the GGA. I dream of an alternate reality where Darryl doesn't trade for Joker, signs Bouwmeester, flips Phaneaf for picks/prospects, resigns Cammy, and let's Brent stay in NJ. The root of Calgary's demise was in that offseason.

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#315 everton fc
March 28 2013, 10:44AM
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bingo. That sputter to the finish was painful to watch.

Yep. I remember...

And we almost beat the Hawks. Sarich, with a broken leg.

And Hank's right; the fact they were that good w/o a #1 centre. Just look at the room.

Built by Darryl.

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#316 the-wolf
March 28 2013, 10:58AM
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JBo will definitely bring back more.

Our future stars are going to come from top 5 draft picks.

Jay is probably under orders to not call it a rebuild.

Ownership obviously wouldn't allow a trade before the last few weeks. Iginla should've been moved earlier, 5 years ago IMO, but should, woulda, coulda.....

Now? It is what it is.

We will suck for a few years as surely as the Oilers.

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#317 HongKongHockeyFan
March 28 2013, 10:58AM
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Lots of complaints that Feaster got fleeced. I can't disagree. I think the best way to measure how Feaster got fleeced was the fact Dallas got Joe Morrow in return for Brendan Morrow. It appears that Joe Morrow has higher potential than what the Flames may get from a first round pick this year, which is likely to be in the 27 to 30 range. The two college players are throw-ins in my view. Feaster probably waited to long to move on this trade and Shero reduced Feaster's bargain power badly.

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#318 Michael
March 28 2013, 11:00AM
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The Flames find themselves in an utter mess, Kipper likely retires this year for no return, and Iggy is moved for little more than a very late first round pick. Neither of these so called prospects ranked in Pittsburgh top 10, and many commentators have called them marginal NHLers. Pittsburgh stole Iggy for little more than a song. I have now completely lost faith in Flames management, they have been asleep at the wheel for years. Just imagine the return for Iggy two years ago after his 86 point season. Even Feaster would have found it hard to mess that up. By mismanaging their assets the Flames painted themselves into a corner, and simply dithered around for years. We have no elite prospects, few mid ranked prospects, and little hope on the horizon.

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#320 Kevin R
March 28 2013, 11:06AM
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everton fc wrote:

Feaster could have moved Iginla last season. I have no trust in a Feaster re-build. He allowed himseld to get backed into a corner. That's how I see it.

The fact the Sutter's were ready to move Iginla then, and the Executive brought in Feaster... I'll assume the executive wanted to cut Keenan loose, as well. I never liked Keenan, but he won here, and if injuries didn't dessimate us that year, we'd have had a good shot of beating the Hawks.

More evidence the executive (and Feaster) are weak. And we may be screwed. (Should I bring up the fact the executive didn't jump at John Davidson again?)

You really think Feaster had the ability to pull the trigger on trading Iggy last year?? Yes I agree the return would have been way better, 1st rounder + a top propect at the least. But really, thinking Feaster even had that option available to him is just folly. No way, no how Edwards would have allowed it. Tell you one thing, Feaster looks like a deer in headlights. For the team to actually have to go down this path & take the best offer that was undervalue because the team has failed miserably on its objectives of making the playoffs is not going to sit well on Edwards. Cant be too much fun down at the ole Dome.

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#321 CDB
March 28 2013, 11:18AM
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Everyone can rip this trade but it comes down to simple economics. It's supply and demand. When you have a limited number of teams on a list (4), with only two real suitors, you get what you can. Better this than sitting around like the Leafs and getting nothing for Sundin.

Sitting around making up trades on EA sports video games is useless. The trade market in this case was set by two men, Chiarelli and Shero. No person can get what fans deem "fair" value. This isn't Iggy circa 2004. If you go buy a used car tomorrow do you evaluate it on what it is now, or what it was 8 years ago? They set the market, from what I can see as:

1. a late first round player/ prospect (assuming if they redo the draft thats probably where Khokhlachev falls) +

2. a mid tier prospect (Bartkowski / college kid) +

3. a mid tier prospect (college kid) /pick (whatever the Bruins conditional would become, since Iggy resiging there seems unlikely).

The two GM's they could deal with don't care about all he has done and means to this city. Sentiment does not help teams win the Cup.

On another point, lets be real here. We traded away a 35 year old winger, with a $7MM cap hit, pending UFA, who has 9 freaking goals. What did people expect? Especially when he controls where he's going. News flash, he picked good teams. Know why those teams are good? They employ smart hockey men. They're not going to throw away 3 first round picks and top prospects for an asset that, and it pains to me say this, is not that good anymore. I'll have to defer to Kent on Iggy's underlying numbers and advanced stats, but they have not been pretty the last few years. Pittsburgh definitely employs advanced stats, Boston most likely does. Plus, there's always the eye test, and it hasn't been pretty.

I dont know if the Flames decided they preferred the Pens package, or Iggy just said he wanted to go to Pitt. If they liked Pens package, the Flames feel they can make a better pick at 28-32, or use it to deal, than what Khokhlachev (no way that is spelt even close to correct, who was the primary piece in the Bruins offer) is. Khokhlachev was a 2nd round pick by the way, 40th overall. The conditional first never meant anything. Theres no room in Boston, he was not resigning. The Flames might have just hedged there bet on their own ability to draft in what is to be a deep and talented draft. Maybe the young D men on Pitt were in play, maybe they weren't. Don't forget the Flames passed on Matta in the summer. Maybe they don't love him as a prospect. Calgary may feel that there will be better players than Matta and Pittsburghs other prospects, available come that late first round this year. Time will tell how this plays out. What happens to the late first is the key.

To summarize. Limited market. Asset that has depreciated. Limited value, as was recognized by intelligent hockey men. Get what you can. Feaster did what he could. Lets hope they draft well

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#322 Emir
March 28 2013, 11:23AM
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@CDB

That's a solid take imo.

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#323 everton fc
March 28 2013, 11:29AM
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Kevin R wrote:

You really think Feaster had the ability to pull the trigger on trading Iggy last year?? Yes I agree the return would have been way better, 1st rounder + a top propect at the least. But really, thinking Feaster even had that option available to him is just folly. No way, no how Edwards would have allowed it. Tell you one thing, Feaster looks like a deer in headlights. For the team to actually have to go down this path & take the best offer that was undervalue because the team has failed miserably on its objectives of making the playoffs is not going to sit well on Edwards. Cant be too much fun down at the ole Dome.

Feaster may have little power. Which is why he was brought in as Asst GM to Darryl. He would be a yes man.

Feaster's track record starts in Tampa. And if the executive is to blame, then we are indeed, screwed.

A strong GM would have agreed to total control, prior to hiring, would they not? I still find it interesting Darryl/Brent wanted to move Iggy. Were willing to. And were shot down. The fact Feaster may have not have total control...

Weak!

Perhaps no one wants this GM position here, based on the interference from the executive?

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#324 the-wolf
March 28 2013, 11:29AM
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@CDB

yup

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#325 vetinari
March 28 2013, 11:35AM
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Full disclosure-- Oiler fan here just popping by to pay my respects to Iginla, who was always a classy player and a guy that I wished we had on our roster for the last few years. All the best in your new home Iggy and good luck in winning that Cup.

As to the Flames fans, the "NHL rebuild support group" meets every Wednesday night for pints... lots and lots of pints... we drink until we make Moose Jaw look like Saskatoon... I expect we'll see you there from now until 2015 or so?

Cheers and good luck,

v.

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#326 joe
March 28 2013, 11:42AM
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TSN's coverage seems like big attempt to cover their own blunders. Craig Button hurts my head.

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#327 kittensandcookies
March 28 2013, 11:48AM
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Damn. It happened.

Listening to Maher on the radio crying this morning hurt a lot.

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#328 Scary Gary
March 28 2013, 11:57AM
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joe wrote:

TSN's coverage seems like big attempt to cover their own blunders. Craig Button hurts my head.

Yeah but Onrait had me in tears last night beaking Button, haha that guy is hilarious!

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#329 shutout
March 28 2013, 12:01PM
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The Morrow Morrow trade also had the Stars sending a 3rd round pick for a 5th round pick so it was not quite prospect for prospect.

The biggest fact of this is that Iginla wanted to go to Pittsburgh and so the Penguins only gave up as little as they had to in order to get the Flames to put the offer on the table in front of Iginla.

Chicago did not even put in an offer. LA had an offer in that was worse than Boston and Pittsburgh. The Boston prospect was better than the two Penguins prospect but there was very little chance that Iginla was going to resign in Boston so the Penguins first round pick is as good as the Boston prospect.

If it is me I am moving the Penguins first round pick at the draft for a young player that is not working out with their current team. I would do that with an other first round picks that we get back in deals for Bouwmeester, etc. Even if I have to overpay in draft capital I am making a deal for players like Neiderreiter, Paajarvi, Connolly, etc.

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#330 Kevin R
March 28 2013, 12:05PM
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I did notice Jerome mentioning 3 teams coming to the plate with offers. I would imagine LA said thanks but no thanks to a return of players that would have offset the fact they dont have a 2013 1st. LA werent even in the bidding. Chicago really doesnt have room in their top 6 for him. So it was Bos & Pitt. Really, I think we should be satisfied we got what we got & lets move on with the rebuild.

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#331 everton fc
March 28 2013, 12:23PM
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A Feaster rebuild. Not something that excites this fan.

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#332 Scary Gary
March 28 2013, 12:34PM
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I should start out by saying, I love Jarome Iginla, he's the greatest flame of all time and an excellent human being.

That being said, I'm probably in the minority, and I realize it's unlikely, but I hope Pittburgh lose out in the first round so the fames can up their pick. Pitts D is questionable and Letang is hurt. I question Fleury's consistency in the big games and I suspect Vocoun will play a larger role.

On the bright side. We've picked up another first rounder in a deep draft and have freed up seven mil in cap space in a soon to be buyers market. We have other assets (which the oilers didn't) to get a decent return with.

Patience.

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#333 Jeff Lebowski
March 28 2013, 01:04PM
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Feaster said he would be busy next week. He also said he wanted to bring young players and assets in, not shipping picks or prospects out. Although he is loathe to call it a rebuild, it sounds like one.

After all said and done, Flames can pull oiler move and get Ekblad, McDavid et al.

This is what the trade Iggy camp wanted. Abysmal performance to acquire top 5 picks. They saw the oilers collecting baubles and they wanted their own. They created the narrative. Now they will complain about something else because unlike the players and gm who have to rise to the top of their profession, earn it, they know better from behind the keyboard. They know how easy it is to make trades, draft and build a team. No they don't. Otherwise they'd be working in pro hockey.

This is the beginning of the rebuild. I hope they do it well.

As for Iggy, I hope he wins the cup and rams it down the throats of most people in this town who wanted him out and spread lies about his reputation. You know absolutely nothing.

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#334 the-wolf
March 28 2013, 01:14PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

Feaster said he would be busy next week. He also said he wanted to bring young players and assets in, not shipping picks or prospects out. Although he is loathe to call it a rebuild, it sounds like one.

After all said and done, Flames can pull oiler move and get Ekblad, McDavid et al.

This is what the trade Iggy camp wanted. Abysmal performance to acquire top 5 picks. They saw the oilers collecting baubles and they wanted their own. They created the narrative. Now they will complain about something else because unlike the players and gm who have to rise to the top of their profession, earn it, they know better from behind the keyboard. They know how easy it is to make trades, draft and build a team. No they don't. Otherwise they'd be working in pro hockey.

This is the beginning of the rebuild. I hope they do it well.

As for Iggy, I hope he wins the cup and rams it down the throats of most people in this town who wanted him out and spread lies about his reputation. You know absolutely nothing.

Well, thank goodness we have you to educate us.

But I'm sure you're qualified, right? Uh, what team do you work for again?

Oh, and isn't that the reason fan forums exist?

And, no pro in the busines has ever screwed things up royally, have they? Sorry you lost your hero, move on.

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#335 Jeff Lebowski
March 28 2013, 01:20PM
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the-wolf wrote:

Well, thank goodness we have you to educate us.

But I'm sure you're qualified, right? Uh, what team do you work for again?

Oh, and isn't that the reason fan forums exist?

And, no pro in the busines has ever screwed things up royally, have they? Sorry you lost your hero, move on.

Fan forums don't exist for weasels like you to spread unsubstantiated lies about someone's character.

Your toughness with the anonymity of the Internet is impressive. You must feel great not having to put your money where your mouth is. Wonder why that is?

Loser.

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#336 Kevin R
March 28 2013, 01:33PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

Feaster said he would be busy next week. He also said he wanted to bring young players and assets in, not shipping picks or prospects out. Although he is loathe to call it a rebuild, it sounds like one.

After all said and done, Flames can pull oiler move and get Ekblad, McDavid et al.

This is what the trade Iggy camp wanted. Abysmal performance to acquire top 5 picks. They saw the oilers collecting baubles and they wanted their own. They created the narrative. Now they will complain about something else because unlike the players and gm who have to rise to the top of their profession, earn it, they know better from behind the keyboard. They know how easy it is to make trades, draft and build a team. No they don't. Otherwise they'd be working in pro hockey.

This is the beginning of the rebuild. I hope they do it well.

As for Iggy, I hope he wins the cup and rams it down the throats of most people in this town who wanted him out and spread lies about his reputation. You know absolutely nothing.

I dont know Jeff, I do put my money where my mouth is. If you think my being pro camp was to berate & run Iggy out of town, well, you're drinking something maybe I would like to taste. If you think Iggy was winning a cup with this poorly constructed, contract & cap screwed hockey team, you are delusional. I am an Iggy fan. I am so happy that he is getting his wish to play with Sid & Malkin & truly have a shot at a long playoff run & the Stanley Cup. I am pumped for him. He deserves this push to the rear because his loyalty held him from making the right decision. So dont lump us all into your stereo type here. I resent that. I think we got as much as we could, as low as it is below fair value. I am good with it. This team has to rebuild & if you dont believe that, well too bad for you. If Iggy wins a cup, it wont be rammed down my throat, I will be celebrating & drinking from it with him.

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#337 the-wolf
March 28 2013, 01:35PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

Fan forums don't exist for weasels like you to spread unsubstantiated lies about someone's character.

Your toughness with the anonymity of the Internet is impressive. You must feel great not having to put your money where your mouth is. Wonder why that is?

Loser.

uh, yeah....everyone on here is anonymous to a large degree.

Because you put down a supposed first and last name that somehow makes above everyone else?

And anything I've ever said is based on observation. That my interpretation of those observations doesn't agree with yours isn't reason for you to cry.

Also, anything I've ever said on here I say in person to anyone and everyone I talk hockey to. That would include Jarome if I were to meet him. I've never held back my opinions in life.

Money where mouth is? What????

Ah, the personal insult, the refuge of the poor loser who didn't get his way and lost.

Btw, if the Pens win the Cup it will be in spite of Jarome, not because of.

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#338 the-wolf
March 28 2013, 01:44PM
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I dont know Jeff, I do put my money where my mouth is. If you think my being pro camp was to berate & run Iggy out of town, well, you're drinking something maybe I would like to taste. If you think Iggy was winning a cup with this poorly constructed, contract & cap screwed hockey team, you are delusional. I am an Iggy fan. I am so happy that he is getting his wish to play with Sid & Malkin & truly have a shot at a long playoff run & the Stanley Cup. I am pumped for him. He deserves this push to the rear because his loyalty held him from making the right decision. So dont lump us all into your stereo type here. I resent that. I think we got as much as we could, as low as it is below fair value. I am good with it. This team has to rebuild & if you dont believe that, well too bad for you. If Iggy wins a cup, it wont be rammed down my throat, I will be celebrating & drinking from it with him.

Agreed, I wish Iggy the best and jope he gets his game back in order. Wouldn't mind him winning the Cup at all.

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#339 dotfras
March 28 2013, 02:43PM
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Can't complain about the return when Feaster had his hands tied.

Both guys are unknown commodities - I see here Kenny Agostino is a PPG player....That's gotta count for SOMETHING.

The best part of the deal is clearly the first, but you never know with these College guys. They may be able to develop into capable players!

I just like that we are getting YOUNGER. It may be brutal to watch for the next couple years if we go into full rebuild, but I'm a fan of change.

I rather like the idea of parlaying draft picks for solidified players who aren't getting opportunity/are underperforming.

It'd be a chance to press fast forward on the rebuild.

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#340 Veggie Dog
March 28 2013, 07:00PM
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Initially I looked forward to Iggy moving as a sign of change for the better. Now I am bereft. Sigh.....

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#341 jrh
March 28 2013, 09:46PM
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the prime time sports interview with ken king is pretty interesting - they go after him pretty good about what went down on trade night.

ken king confirms there were 4 teams that iginla said he would go to - then he changed his mind and chose pittburgh. flames wanted the boston deal and then iginla backed out. king said in future they would get that kind of agreement in writing. lets stay away from ntc.

king keeps calling iginla "the player" in the interview.

worth a watch and the expressions on bob mccown and damien cox's face when king starts one of his speeches to try to change the subject as they are grilling him.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/ken-king-on-pts/

anyway all the best to iginla in pittsburgh, too bad we didn't surround him with better players especially a first line centre - probably cost him 100 goals.

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#342 HongKongHockeyFan
March 29 2013, 11:23AM
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I can't help but wonder if Flames ownership can really afford to keep Feaster around to manage the rebuild in the next week or few months if he is going to keep fumbling trades.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Flames did not get very good return or the best deal for Iginla. If it was true that Iggy ONLY wanted to go Pittsburgh then I think he should have tried to pry away one Pittsburgh defensive prospects like Joe Morrow (who appears to be much better than any late first rounder the Flames may draft this year) instead of a 2013 first rounder. However, it doesn't appear that Feaster is capable of dealing with other high level of GMs or aware of how other teams are handling their potential UFAs.

I just think it is been absolutely brutal how he UNNECESSARILY gave away 2nd round picks in the Regher and Bourque trades. Yeah he got them off the Flames book but he also strip away valuable future picks that he could have used to moved up in draft. Montreal must be laughing as they will get a very high second round draft pick this year.

The only decent trade Feaster has made that I can recall is trading Langkow for Stempniak but I think he lucked out because of Langkow's previous ties with Pheonix. Even the Cammalleri trade came about by accident after Cammalleri made some regrettable comments. I bet you he wishes he was still playing for Montreal right now.

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