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01-19-2011, 10:14 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Nova Scotia
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while I don't have an issue with your proposal i think people need to realize this is not a Hossa or Kovalchuk situation... this is closer to the situation Pronger was in when he went from Anaheim to Philadelphia...
this is not a rental where you have 1 shot at the cup... its a situation where you get a 30-35 goal scorer who is labelled as one of the great leaders in the game for 3 tries at the cup... so not only could you have teams that think they can win this year bidding for his services... you could have teams that think they will be able to win in the next 3 years bidding...
this has potential to be a true bidding war... thats why the Toronto 1st could easily be in play... because one of your biggest rivals in Montreal can likely match anything you put in a deal except that pick... that pick puts you in the drivers seat in any bidding war and you do it without crippling your franchise
The Toronto 1st won't be in play. It just doesn't happen. We heard the same stories last year as to why Boston would be trading that Tor 1st for a run at the cup now, but those theories don't take into consideration the impact a top 5 pick has to an organization.
What is more likely to happen is Boston makes the Toronto pick come draft day, and deals their own to strengthen their current roster much like they did last off-season.
Also, in regards to Iginla, yes, he's a great player. He's also 33 going on 34. First, he doesn't guarantee Boston a cup. Second, there are very few players that don't have a significant drop off at Iginla's age. The players you mention above were both in their primes when they were dealt, so yes this is a different situation on multiple fronts.
Now don't get me wrong, I think Iginla if Calgary does decide to trade him will take in a fair haul. I don't think there will be many teams willing to go higher then a young potential #1 center (already capable), and a mid first round pick. Remember, this entire scenario is based on the premise that Calgary wants to trade him in he first place. If Boston added another prospect with top line, #1 C potential, I don't think there is another team in the league that would touch it value wise.
Boston has no reason to add the Toronto 1st unless Calgary doesn't actually want to trade Iggy and they're trying to convince them to do so, and I doubt they do that.
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