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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Lol, that article uses the Jeff Carter trades as a basis for examples as to what a 35+ UFA rental would be. Ridiculous. The Flames are dealing from a position of weakness. Iginla is winding down and not the same player he was even from a year ago. While they may land a mid to low first round pick, the Flames aren't going to get high quality players or prospects in return. Hossa on his prime as a UFA was dealt for a grinder and some prospects who turned into minor leaguers. Another example would be Keith Tkachuk, who was dealt for a minor leaguer and draft picks.
Tkachuk was traded a couple of times.

The first time was for Handzus, Nagy, Taffe, and a 1st. The second time was for Metropolit, 1st, 2nd, 3rd as an 18 game rental. Metropolit was a serviceable NHL player, if completely unremarkable...far from a minor leaguer anyway. He had 157 NHL games played at the time of the trade.

Not a great example of the point you're trying to make, IMO.

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