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07-26-2012, 01:36 PM
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Iginla's been talked about before. If Doan's value increases due to his influence on the up-and-coming youth, Iginla does the same. Regier would need to work some sort of contract extension to make it worth the effort.
Calgary isn't in any sort of cap jam, as they've got their 2012-2013 roster set to go forward, with 23 players under contract and ~$66M spent. Moving Iginla helps Feaster make some moves next off-season without losing him to free agency anyway.
If Buffalo can't get Doan or Ryan, Iginla's an option. I think Regier could land him without doing much to the projected 2013-2014 team.
We've seen Regier do some great things with Calgary trades, but I think Iginla would have to be a deadline move. Like the Sabres, they're unwilling to do a complete rebuild. Until they're out of the playoff race at least, I think Iginla is in Calgary.
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