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02-19-2013, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
If the Flames don't want to go through an Oiler-esque rebuild, trading every veteran is a really bad idea. You need someone on the roster with some experience to show the young guys what to do and how to be successful in the NHL. Look at the Oilers right now, while they have a bevy of top notch prospects who are doing pretty well, those kids have the bear the pressure of carrying the team while they're still trying to adapt to the NHL. It's a big mistake to down that route.

Ideally, you want to keep two of Wideman, Giordano, Bouwmeester, and one of Tanguay, Cammalleri, Iginla. You need to keep some level of stability in net too otherwise every mistake made ends up as a goal against, potentially ruining a players confidence and ability to take chances. Which is why keeping Kipper might not be such a bad idea. And penciling in Ramo as the number one next year is pretty bad idea too.
Personally I would trade Iginla, Gio, Kipper, Sarich, Smith, Butler, Stempniak, Stajan, Babchuck.

Iginla for 1st + Maatta + conditional pick (2nd if Iggy re-signs 3rd if else)

Gio for Cole + Lehtera + 2nd/3rd

Kipper + Sarich to Tampa for Garon + Lee + 1st (only if Tampa thinks they can go deep this year else we probably get a 2nd for Kipper from SJ or Chicago)

Stempniak for a 2nd

Move Stajan for a 2nd or 3rd

Trade the conditional pick for Eller then next year our lineup is

Tanguay - Backlund - Cammy
Hudler - Cervenka - Sven
Clowe/Morrow Eller - Glencross
Bouma - Steckel - Jackman

Jbo - Cole
Brodie - Wideman
Murray - Breen


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