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03-21-2013, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Haatley View Post
Wait a second... did you just compare iginla to mattias norstrom?
Norstrom was one of the premier shut down defenders of the era, team captain and 34 year old pending UFA.

Iginla is one of the premier power forwards of his era, team captain and a 35 year old pending UFA.

It's not a perfect comparison, but I don't think it's ridiculous. It's a better comparible than Hossa and Kovalchuk as they were both in their 20s when they were traded.

Also for argument's sake, JvR was just traded for Schenn this offseason. At least two GMs around the league value power forwards and shut down defensemen similarly.

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