Calgary should just wait it out and see if they can woo him with dollars and home cooking. If he has no interest in either, move along. Flames can't afford to be throwing away assets for players that may not hang around.
I doubt whomever acquires him as a rental will let him goto UFA, he isn't like a 35 year old rental, he is someone you can sign for 3-5 years if he does well. So yes Getz might be someone u want to trade for just so you get the chance to sign him long term.
If Getzlaf is traded as a rental that means that he probably made it clear that he didn't just want to resign in Anaheim. That's indicitive of him wanting to play the FA market.
Them and 25 other teams. Probably a 1:75 chance of getting him.
Oh agree they wouldn't have that good of a chance, but I like their chances of getting him as a FA more than the chance of them having success with him in their lineup this year. I say that because they would have to give up major assets to get him, it would hinder their team this year and in the future.
I don't know if Flames fans realize but the Flames don't have much to offer to anyone. Bouwmeester isn't going to get you a whole lot even if you try to offer him in every thread. Expect a long and painful rebuild in Calgary.
Flames have players that would fit in well in ANA.
Tanguay (if you move Ryan)
How clueless are posters on these boards? (Nevermind, don't answer that)...
Getz is our only quality center. We don't even have a real number 2 center. Who is going to be our number 1 and 2 center if we deal Getzlaf? 3 team trade would be a must if Calgary wants him before he hits FA.
Its too late to acquire a firsg line centre IMO, yes Iggy is still chugging but if we get one the window will be small. Plus I wouldnt give what the ducks are asking for him, yes he had one bad season but again I dont want a first line centre.