To land Iginla would require a huge overpayment, especially since the Flames are in the playoff hunt. The Flames would probably ask for Semin (as a salary dump), at least one if not both of the first-round picks Washington owns (their own and Colorado's), and Eakin.
This is a high price, but only such a deal would likely get Feaster to listen. Even then, I doubt he trades the team's franchise player in the midst of a playoff race.
Your name is definitely fitting because that is a dream. Semin is one of the softest players in the league. Iginla gets a chance to win a cup? With what team, the team he is on now has a better chance of winning the cup then the Caps do. That is just sad.
There is nothing the Flames would take back from the Caps for Iginla. This team is looking like a legit playoff calibre team right now and that is without Iginla scoring big. He'll get on one of his big runs he always gets on and he'll show again just how good he is.
Washington is full of soft Hollywood types that are there for the show and don't want to put in any effort. I'll be glad when the miss the playoffs, at least then a team can get in that actually has a shot at doing something because the Caps would be out in the first round.
This deal makes absolutely no sense for Calgary or Iginla. Iginla likely has a better shot at the playoffs staying right where he is. Why would he want to go to Washington?
And why would the Flames trade a proven leader for an enigmatic, soon-to-be UFA, when they're on the cusp of a playoff position?
Even if the Flames were completely out of the playoff picture there's no way they would do this deal. Washington would have to add picks or prospects - Semin, because he's a pending UFA, has pretty much 0 trade value right now.