If Boston really wanted him they could have offered more. They didn't and they'll have to deal with it.
I don't think I said "royally" but you were probably referring to the pose I was responding to.
Re: Boston's offer - it sounds like they could have offered the moon and Iggy would have still chosen Pittsburgh. It also sounds like everybody on the Boston side did their jobs (Including Neely and the security guard mentioned a long time ago now) but just didn't get the break.
Exactly, Martin and Orpik will be gone to make room for our young D's that will be pretty much making 875 000 for 3 years. Anyways I still think the Cap will be going up again in a few years
Exactly. Speculating that the Pens' will be in cap trouble "down the road" is such a Chicken Little comment.
One, who knows what the cap will be in a few years, and two...maybe someone else gets traded, turns terrible and gets bought out, or god forbid dies in a car accident (which I believe voids a contract, doesn't it?). Who gives a damn about a few years from now? You play to win today.
Originally Posted by p.l.f.
why wasnt boston willing to offer a 1st rounder?
People have been saying this for at least 2/3 years now. They saw the writing on the wall. The Flames organization did not. This is EXACTLY what happened in Toronto 6-7 years ago. Thought adding 1 or 2 more veterans (i.e. Jason Blake or Mike Cammalleri/Jiri Hudler, etc) would help them contend.
If I were a Flames fan, I'd honestly sit back and come to grips with the fact it is going to be at LEAST 4-5 years before they even start talking playoffs. One or two top picks are nice but as the Oilers/Leafs/Blue Jackets/Isles/Panthers have shown, it can take YEARS before you're a "good" team again (if ever!).
This must be from an Oilers fan. It does not in any way take that long to build a playoff team. Those are inept franchises with far bigger problems. The leafs are potentially the only exception there.
I am happy for Iginla to get a shot at the cup.something he would never get in calgary if he spent the rest of his hockey days there.he has done so much for the flames franchise and city.he has earned the right of choosing a team that he felt would give him the best chance at a cup.sucks for the Boston team and fans but sure am happy as a iginla and penguins fan.great day to be a penguins fan from calgary!!!
You guys got crap in the Bourque trade but at the end of the day the trade was made for 1 reason and 1 reason only. Deciding to join the Avs clearly better then anyone else he took the easy road to the Cup and i'm sure everyone in Boston was happy seeing him lift that Cup he had deserved all of his career
Bourque wanted to go to Philly.
The Bruins sent him to Colorado because they thought it would be best for him.
If I remember right the return from Philly in trade was worse.
In the end-I don't blame Iginla for wanting to go to the Pens, but he should have been honest with Feaster that he only wanted to go to the Pens so Feaster wasn't working deals with other teams.