Thread: Proposal: Washington-Calgary
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10-29-2012, 02:34 AM
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Iginla has been a great player in his time in Calgary, but people started calling for a trade some years ago for good reason: That is when he would have garnered excellent return, and brought the team acquiring him several more years of stellar play.

The danger in acquiring him now is that the dramatic falloff might be just around the corner. A few years or months? Impossible to predict, but he's getting on in years for a player with his rugged style of play.

From a Capitals perspective, I wouldn't want to give up the cost in trade, which would no doubt be high. At the end of one year, he'd probably bolt anyway.

This is assuming he isn't going to be unrestricted before the NHL is playing again, of course, since 2012-13 is his last year under contract and we might very well be headed for a season-long lockout. I suspect this is entirely academic.

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