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03-03-2005, 02:33 PM
Jason MacIsaac
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Originally Posted by dawgbone
Are you joking?

Sorry, but Iginla is by far the best player in that deal... by far... so far that it's not even close.

Paul Martin is something the Flames have an abundance of... a quality young defenceman. Langenbrunner is a dime a dozen 2nd/3rd line player. Zach Parise hasn't accomplished a thing at the NHL level.

Elias and Parise is a lot closer to the fair value for Iginla, who took a bad team in Calgary (and that's what they are without him), to the Stanley Cup finals, and quite frankly is the only reason they haven't had a similar record to Washington or Pittsburgh over the past 3-4 years.
Funny how every player NJ offers seems to be dismissed or downplayed by yourself, I can do the opposite.

Calgary offers a good first line player who is a RFA and will turn into a UFA once the Devils can't qualify him, if they do qualify him they will have a player that makes 7-8 million in the new NHL system.

New Jersey offers a top 10 prospect in the world who has a WJC MVP, AHL allstar appearence under his belt, is second in rookie scoring in the AHL and was a Hobey Baker finalist. They also give up a main cog in Minnesota's back to back NCAA championships who was picked for the young guns game, played for Team USA at the World Cup all in his first pro season. The last part of the deal New Jersey gives up a player who has racked 57 points in 103 playoff games with 26 of those points being goals. He won two cups and went to the finals 3 times. 10 of those 26 goals are game winners. BTW, Langenbrunner is also only 29 years of age.

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