2011-12 All Purpose Kings Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread II
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01-07-2012, 09:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: stuck in the middle
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I'm kind of surprised that so many of you are against the trade. We're getting not just a top line RW in Iginla, but someone who's going to change our team's identity. And we're only giving up 1 roster player in Penner.
and two first rounders that most likely will be roster players down the road...so I count 3 guys. trading for Iginla and giving away this type of package is the same as those saying LA needs to make a trade for Parise at this point.
either guy would have an immediate impact in culture and the score sheet. their acquisition would also have another longer term impact on the long-term future of the club. to remain competitive in the league these days you have to fill your roster from the draft and those players have to produce.
it has taken a long 5+ rebuild process of stockpiling picks and developing prospects to get to where they are today. now when the panic button is getting hit people are looking to trade away a huge package for one player. as optimistic as i have been going into this season, i knew there was going to be some kind of patch like this they would have to overcome. most teams do, it's part of the learning process. few are fortunate to come into the league and have immediate or quick success, it typically takes time, effort and overcoming hurdles.
any trade along these lines is a clear indication of a GM in their final stages. one looking to make that last minute move that may save their ass and their job. a trade like this is what i have been dreading for the past 2-3 months as this team has floundered and underperformed.
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