Thread: Value of: iginla at the deadline
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02-08-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Puckgenius View Post
If he puts up 35-40g, 80pts again teams will be willing to give up a kings ransom. He takes any contender to the next level.

In this short season i still see him scoring 30 easy
If Iginla puts up 35-40 and 80 in 48 games, he wins the Hart, Ross, Richard, Lindsay, 1st team, and is likely not traded.

But if he is, even as a rental, he costs a whole heck of a lot.

Good thing for any team that would be trading for him that he's averaged 82GP (no missed games), 36-38-74 over the past three seasons, with a peak of 43-43-86 (highs in all).

Originally Posted by InfinityIggy View Post
just stop.
Do you think a team would trade a solid depth forward and a legit top-six forward prospect for a 35 year-old who is noticeably not himself and is clearly not returning to the team he's traded to? If Iginla doesn't start playing like Iginla, and gets traded, there's no guy like Jurco coming back.

Which realistically should change the trade entirely (instead of trading for roster+prospect, trade just for prospect).

Instead of Cleary/Andersson, Sheahan+pick would probably suit the Flames well. Or Jurco alone.

If Iginla consistently plays the way he' been the past few games the rest of the year, then he'd pull in the kind of return we'd "expect" for him. But if not, then he's getting the "washed up vet" return.

Think about the "Brad Stuart to San Jose" trade this past summer. He went for a 7th. That's all San Jose would give. And Andrew Murray (RFA, not re-signed by Detroit), because they needed to clear a contract spot. Why? Every single GM in the league knew Stuart wanted to play in California. So Holland - if he wanted anything - had to trade him to San Jose, Anaheim, or Los Angeles. San Jose was the only team that was even close to interested in Stuart. If he just wanted out of Detroit, Holland probably can get a 4th or even a 3rd for him.

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