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03-23-2013, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 View Post
Yeah, as a Pens fan the idea of two future assets heading to Calgary and then Iginla returning to Calgary next summer doesn't really give me the warm and fuzzies.

I think you're right, but where does the O'Reilly offer sheet come into play? Was that done to play with Iginla, or to start the after-Iginla era?
Both. More of a case of the Flames trying to 'cheat' their way out of a longterm rebuild. Rather than invest in the time and energy in developing their own draft picks into NHL players, they wanted to acquire other teams young, NHL talent and have them take over in Calgary. Playing with O'Reilly might also have convinced Iginla to re-sign, rather than have him look for a trade out.

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