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03-27-2013, 12:57 AM
Guido Sarducci
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Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
Maybe he tried to but couldn't. Can't extend someone who doesn't want to sign.
True. None of us really know what went on so it's all just speculation. But I would think that we all agree that the Flames have not benefitted from the distraction that this has caused.

Last July 1 Feaster opened the vaults for Wideman and Hudler. Two guys that had not ever played a single shift the Flames. How about paying the greatest player in franchise history? Nope.

It would have been much easier to extend Iginla in the old CBA. It was pretty much known that those "retirement contracts" would be outlawed in the new deal. It was the last chance for a cap circumventing contract and Iginla/Meehan would have had to have had rocks in their head to turn that down.

And if there was no way Iginla would sign then you trade him in the summer. The whole last month has been the "what is gonna happen with Jarome" show. And before the season started you could see that coming from a mile away.

Now Feaster seems to have 2 options. First, trade him for far less than he is worth. Second, don't trade him and risk losing him for nothing. Both options are asset management at its worst.

Feaster is in the worst position he could possibly be in a week before the deadline. And it is because he waited until now to deal with something that should have been taken care of in the summer.

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