Who can the Flames really target this offseason?
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01-31-2011, 02:20 PM
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To what end would they keep Iginla? To babysit a team that is poorly composed and lacks both talent and draft picks?
I did say Hickey or Frobort. Maybe Voynov if you want a more offensive d-man. LA is loaded with young D prospects.
Further, Iginla, due to his age and cap hit is not going to get you an elite prospect (Schenn) AND a first round pick. You wouldn't get Schenn for Iginla straight up - think of it in terms of 15 years of increasing production versus 3 years of declining production. In the summer, Iginla will return even less. Next year at the deadline, unless he has a resurgence and is on a PPG pace, you will be lucky to get a first.
Like I said before if Iginla's return is marginal to mediocre prospects, the Flames are better off keeping him. The Flames have Giordano and JBo locked up and many of their own defensie prospects. The Flames don't need LAs. The Flames are fine on defence and for depth forwards for a looooong time. The only need they have is elite scoring talent.
Iginla will probably put up 80-100 goals over the next 3 years. Even if he is declining, the Flames are better off keeping him unless the return is 1st line player or equivalent prospect who is considerably younger. Whoever wants Iginla will most certainly have to sacrifice youth and long term gain for a big short term boost.
You're obviously just a Canucks fan who wants to see the Flames fail as badly as possible.
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