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03-25-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bosbruin View Post
Is it just me? Why on earth would any team offer a 1st round pick for a rental player for 2 months? How about a conditional 2nd or 3rd? If the player signs an extension, we'll make it a 1st.

in the past you would often you get top scorers as rental that are well past their prime..for a 1st pick

in a deep draft and a more cap savy league(and the need for young players on ELC) you can see where the reluctance is ....

having said that you take a big physical player like Iginla and put him with a good or top centerman(which is still better than a good playmaking winger like Tanguay) and the potential is there for a very good playoff the key is ..your team close.......

look at Pitts you add him to a crosby line and one of those wingers probably drops doen the lineup to help out one of the lower give Crosby a very good sniper with size.....they take a step further from the pack(even with defensive lapses and sometime goalies woes)

Boston puts him with Krejci ..probably an upgrade over Horton but horton makes the next line better(or even the third line scary)...adds some scoring punch and again makes the team again tougher to play again.

Chi would add another sniper to the line and give Iggy a solid number of good to great playmakers and make their 4 lines very solid...similiar to their forward lines on their cup lines....and probably helps their PP move up in potentcy

look at Van you slot him in with the Sedins ...he gives that line size (and more consitency than kassian) and space ,allows Burrows to slot down to improve the depth even more..sedins give aplaymaking winger and a top centerman that he hasnt had.

so the benfit of an IGGY is you distance yourself frm the other teams and increase your odds of making the finals.............first is easily given up for that ......

but once the extras get thrown in it worth it for Iggy for a few mths????? thats what GM's will decide

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