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02-28-2013, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jbean View Post
The clock is ticking on both of those players though. As a GM do you try and get an asset out of them that will be useful when it is more realistic for the team to compete for a cup, or do you just ride them out into old age? If the object is to win the cup then I think a rebuild is the only realistic option, at least as far as we can see. If the goal is to field as best a team as Calgary can then they might end up in a perpetual treadmill of mediocrity.
Evidence suggests the Flames' organization is more interested in making the playoffs then building a consistent, longterm Cup contender.

But the Iginla situation is interesting. It doesn't appear as though he's all that interested in signing an extension. One would think he'd have done so by now if that was what he wanted to do. At the same too, the organization hasn't had any serious contract extension talks with him. If the team's not in a playoff spot on April 1st, then I don't think the team has a choice really - they have to move him if they can.

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