The Winger Acquisition Thread | Part III: In Search of Wingers with Reverent Hands
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02-08-2013, 09:14 PM
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I'll also add...Iginla may be worth while addition for two reasons.
1. He's a free agent after this season, so hopefully we could get his cap hit down. Still not completely sold that at his age he'd want to take a deal like that as he still has some good hockey to play. I'm also not 100% sold that he wants to leave Calgary
2. I think his leadership off the ice, and his influence in the room would be infinitely bigger than anything Perry could bring in that regard, and I also think Iginla could match Perry stat for stat over the course of a season here for less money.
I still wouldn't give up a king's ransom for Iginla. I just don't think we have to do that at this point. If Iginla is on the move, I'll be real interested to hear what kind of packages are being offered up, as I'm sure a young-ish team will be willing to part with a ton to get him, and pay him anything he wants.
Let's not forget that Iginla controls where he goes (and if he goes). So, any young-ish team may WANT Iggy, but if he doesn't want them it doesn't matter. I would think that Iggy's list would be quite small...including Calgary and probably 2-3 Eastern Conference teams. That's just a guess.
As for what it would take to get him? I'm thinking one roster player and one top prospect would be the package needed to get Iginla. Knowing Calgary, they'll never go into full-blown rebuilding mode, so they'll want someone to replace Iggy right away. I'm thinking something like Chris Kunitz and Derrick Pouliot for Iginla would be what it would take.
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I see some people talking about a replacement for dupuis on top line not sure what your watching the guys a good hockey player scored 25 goals last year without sid great pk and def guy good locker room guy might be the best deal in hockey considering how little he makes. I hope we sign this guy to an extension sometime during the season.
He might not be cheap forever. He has taken less money before. No guarantees he'll do it again, especially if he hits the open market. Remember what happened when Max Talbot hit the open market? The same could happen with Dupuis.
I don't know. It's not a terrible idea to let Dupuis go this summer and look to replace him with someone with more skill. Someone such as Beau Bennett, for example.
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