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01-09-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bishop7979 View Post
Staal for Iggy is one of the dumbest, oft repeated trade proposals currently on this board.

The pens are not giving up a 23 year old, 4 million dollar center who was on pace for 30 goals for a 34 year old 7.5(?) million dollar winger on pace for 30/30 and then add a blue chip prospect on top of it.

-The pens, if healthy, would lose out on resigning Neal (a better, more valuable player than the current incarnation of Iggy) next year with iggys contract on the books.

-With Sid as a question mark, the pens are not trading Staal, period.

-The pens, are horrifically banged up right now, barely holding onto 8th place, iggy will not make the current pens a cup contender, so it makes no sense to dump a 23 year old center and a 20 year old future top flight defender only to stumble into the playoffs and probably bow out in the first round.

To those who think that Iggy is worth Staal a top prospect and more are grossly overvaluing Iggy
I agree. I don't think there's any chance Calgary gets a young established player the caliber of Staal for a Iginla. They may get a prospect that grows into that kind of player, but not one that's already established and part of a team's core.

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