Thread: CSN Philly Will Flyers pursue Iginla?
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02-04-2013, 01:04 PM
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RJ8812
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
If we trade for Iginla, that's an absolutely brutal organizational decision. Iginla doesn't somehow transform us into a contender nor does he fit into our longterm plans.

IF we make a trade, it needs to be something that makes sense for both this season and moving forward. For example, a guy like Giordano may cost more, but from both a short and long term perspective, he makes a whole lot more sense. (Note: no idea if Giordano is available at any reasonable price, but just using his name as an illustrative example).

We are set up perfectly to make a run next season. We have a solid young core and the available cap space to make a run at a Corey Perry. With Laughton, McGinn, Read, and perhaps Cousins all costing a truly nominal amount against our cap and filling important 3-4th line (or better) slots plus the expiration of Timo's contract (hopefully try to resign for 1-2 more years at a reduced cap hit), we can easily accommodate a bigger contract without even having to use our amnesty on Briere or Bryz.
Until we get a #1 defenseman, I fail to see that

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