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03-22-2013, 01:33 PM
Ziggy Stardust
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Originally Posted by RonSwanson View Post

I was surprised how many people blasted my thought of trading Toffoli for Iginla yesterday.
Then what happens if they don't win the Cup? No Toffoli and no Iginla and an asset lost. It's recycling the same mistake they made when they dealt Grebeshkov and Tambellini for Parrish and Sopel.

The problem wasn't just trading youth for prospects, but trading them for a player who will be rented for a few months makes absolutely no sense unless it assures you a Stanley Cup, and Iginla is not that player. He's not the same player he used to be.

A more sensible move involving the trading of prospects and future assets was like the one the Ducks made to acquire Chris Pronger (trading Lupul, Smid and two 1sts) or something along the lines of the Mike Richards trade. You're adding a pivotal player who will be around for more than just a season with a move like that.

If the Kings are going for a rental, why give up Toffoli? They'll be kicking themselves if they don't win a Cup and Toffoli turns into a 30 goal scorer that the Kings will be looking for after their rental player (and Penner) depart, leaving a hole in their top six. It just creates more problems if you apply logic and think things through.

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