Thread: Speculation: Trade Proposals and Rumors Thread
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03-19-2013, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TheHudlinator View Post
The problem is that those teams don't need him as much so while they have more interesting prospects it is doubtful we get them. I am not saying he has to go to Van I am saying it makes sense why he would want to go there and why they would want him.

Boston can have all the pieces in the world but if Iggy only wants to go to PIT, DET, VAN like one source said he does then it doesn't matter what they have. Det and Van both have pressing needs at RW that can score Pitts needs defense I just don't see us getting a good offer from Pitts.
There's nothing stopping the Penguins from improving their defense while also putting up a good offer for Iginla. Especially if it means Iginla goes to a team like Boston, which would be a team they'd have to face off against in the playoffs. With the way Crosby's playing and given the manner of their first round exit last year, they'll want to do everything they can to make sure they can go on a lengthy run.

And I don't see Gillis putting the best offer on the table; not when he's trading with a division rival. For the Flames to justify seeing Iginla in hated rival's jersey, the price would steep, far steeper then it would be for a team like the Wings or Pens. Gillis on the other hand, isn't going to move significant pieces like Jensen or Schneider with the possibility of them haunting the Nucks down the road. Vancouver's a bad fit trading wise. And so long as they're not the only team on Iginla's list, I don't see him going there.

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