He also has 10 consecutive seasons with 30+ goals. 4 of which were 40+, 2 50+ All on a team with very little help. Do you realize how many seasons Craig Conroy was the best Flames management could do for this guy? Talk about making Lemonade.
This guy is still a monster, but with just 2 years left on his contract, it would not fit our current organization M.O. to give up a ton of young core assets to acquire him at this time. San Jose would be better off going after him as their cup window is down to 3 years.
Way too much, really. If trading for a scoring winger, the team probably should find one a little younger, as good as Iginla is. He's on the downside of his career.
Besides, isn't he more of a RW? The team needs a LW more than a RW. It seems best not to bring someone in and put them in a position where they are less effective. Better to bring someone in and put them in a position to succeed (i.e. where they play best naturally).
I love Dubi, but I could part with him for Iginla.
If this was 3 or 4 years ago, sure. I can see Iginla being a top end elite forward for about 4 more seasons before he starts to decline due to his powerforward structure his game adjusted too. I think Dubinsky is a keeper for the Rangers and having center depth may set him off to develop in a Kesler-type production. I'm not counting on it, but if Richards and Gaborik gel with conistent chemistry, this would force opposing team coaches to place their top players against Richards's line, thus freeing up easier matchups for Dubinsky to face. We'll see how he fare's this upcoming season, I hope we lock him up long term.
Brandon Dubinsky = Prototypical 2nd line center on contending team.