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03-10-2013, 09:56 AM
Mike Jones
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Originally Posted by NightDuck View Post
Agreed. But, I think it needs to be accepted that Iginla is really declining now. He's still a pure sniper, but he doesn't dominate anymore. They won't get back the moon for him, and he isn't making a difference any more. Just trade him so he can win. I have a gut/psychic guess that he really wants to leave now, he's looking forward to being asked to waive his NMC, and I think it's sad, because he won't ask for a trade, and King/Feaster will never let him go before the deadline. They're too worried about their image in town.
I think you've hit the nail on the head. And the kind of scenario you describe (Iggy staying because management can't bring themselves to trade him) rarely plays out well.

I like what the Kings did for Hrudey last night (Although he should have worn the ribbon) and the same could be done for Iggy - trade him for assets now, let him win when he has the energy and skill level to contribute to a cup win and honour his efforts here in Calgary when he retires.

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