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02-21-2013, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by MVW View Post
Other teams would offer more. And if we couldn't get one of Despres or Morrow from the Pens, I'm fine with seeing Iggy go to the Bruins, Kings or Wings or where ever. Lots of teams will be wanting him for a Cup run and the return is going to be a good one.

I really don't understand the issue either, the Pens have a surplus of quality defensive prospects, trading one for Iginla who can play with Sid for at least the next 3 seasons is not bad asset management when you consider what you have in the pipe.
Iginla is not guaranteed to stay and play with Sid for 3 more years though. He's a rental for now.

Let's not act like Maatta is a garbage prospect either. He's a really good prospect. He's a 1st rounder that some scouting services and TSN had ranked in the top 10 before the draft. A kid that in 2011 became the youngest ever Finnish player to participate in the under-20 World Championships. There's a lot of upside there.

You also have to factor in that Calgary isn't doing this deal one for one. They are going to want our 1st and possibly a lesser but still decent prospect or roster player. It's hard to imagine Shero wanting to trade Morrow, Despres, Bennett or Pouliot + a 1st and possibly more for a rental.

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