Thread: Eklund: Iginla + for Semin +
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12-07-2011, 12:02 PM
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As much as I believe Iginla will be playing into his 40's, he is simply a short-term solution for any team looking to acquire his services.

As is any playoff rental. It has been this way for years and years and years.

However, in Iginla, you're getting a premium playoff-performing individual. He always ups his game at that time. This guy is money in the post-season. This is the type of player that trade deadline GM's dream about.

Adding Iginla increases your chances in the post-season. Scoring, leadership, physicality, clutch play, there's many reasons for this.

If you want Iginla, you're obviously making a serious run at the Cup. You cannot look at it as anything else. That said, how much does a cup contender want to increase their chances in going the distance?

Iginla's playoff abilities are well-known around the league.

Teams will have to pay as such.

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