the only way this move makes since is if Iggy said Boston or Pitt and that's it. just awful deal. 1st and a prospect should have been a no brainer just awful. Although ROR is a franchise player so maybe Koko is the next coming.
Originally Posted by bucktown
is it actually possible that there is more to this trade? (like mps going through boston to calgary in that lucic trade? ) because if not, calgary just got fleeced royally.
edit: also if not, why in the hell wouldn't feaster have waited until the deadline? it makes no sense.
Originally Posted by Grod
I don't think they have a second round this year to begin with either. Such a weak return for Iginla. Why not get a prospect with top line potential instead of two mediocre pieces that the org. Is littered with.
Originally Posted by Paralyzer008
I love this...if Iggy wants to come back to Calgary in the summer, it screws with Calgary's future.
It's like a No-Jarome Clause
Originally Posted by Asher
Why? I mean, they might get a 1st rounder out of this when all is said and done.
Originally Posted by s7ark
I was just thinking that. What if Tambo actually did pull off that Lucic deal and the condition on Iginla re-signing is that if he does the Flames get our pick and if he doesn't they get the Bruins 1st?
Insanely unlikely but how would HFOil react to that?
Originally Posted by Lewy
I don't understand why Feaster wouldn't have waited right up until zero hour to squeeze every last drop. Strange. Great rumour mongering all night though. Highly enjoyable.
Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo
Yeah, Arthur is a jackass. He was one of the many scribes extolling the virtues of the Oilers at the start of the year saying that they were going to take the next step. The Oilers let him down so now he's going to take some shots.
Originally Posted by Joey Moss
So.. Chiarelli fleecing the Flames means he can afford to be fleeced from the Oilers?
Just imagine Iginla signed with his hometown Oilers in the off-season.
I'm almost surprised a scenario like this hasn't happened before: The Oilers and Bruins make a gentleman's agreement in the off-season to save the Bruins their first rounder. The Oilers sign Iginla as an unrestricted free agent and then trade him to Boston for a 3rd rounder. Voila - Boston keeps their pick and Calgary is screwed.
He wouldn't do so out of respect to their fans. That being said, if Tambo doesn't make an offer, I'll be annoyed.
Alexander Khokhlachev HF Talent Analysis:
Slick puck carrier, creative passer and courageous goal scorer. Khokhlachev has a knack for surveying the ice, disguising his intensions and then distributing the puck to the best option. Without the puck, he’s willing to get to the dirty areas and has an explosive release, making him a dangerous finisher as well. Defensive work is spotty, as a winger he’s prone to losing his man, as a center he struggles to read the coverage.
Skating is also a mixed bag, some things he does very well; he has good acceleration, crosses over well, good top-speed, he can stop on a dime, and he’s able to shake defenders by opening up his hips, putting his skates at “3” and “9” o’clock a la Jeff Skinner, but he also lacks elite top-speed, struggles with changes in direction and with skating backwards in general.
I'm sure he will be a good player but...that last line
As much as I'm laughing at the Flames plight, this move is embarrassing. Just a joke. Unless Iggy said BOS and that's it I can't believe the return. Pizza the Hut should be ashamed. I can't believe I'm happy the Oil have Troll face. I have no words for this move.
Lmfao, CP is comedy gold right now...Feaster is making Tambo look like a genius right now...finally flamers fans have come to the realization that they are going to suck for a long long time, don't feel sorry for them at all. This is going to be fun the next several years.
Wonder what Feaster's stance on a rebuild is now?
Enjoy the bottom, you shall be there for a while now hahahaha
The funny thing too is there's almost no way Boston re-signs Iginla.
Lucic, Seguin and Marchand's extensions kick in next season.
They'll have about $6M in cap space and that's without Rask/Khudobin signed too.
He's purely a rental player in my eyes too. Because of both contractual obligations and upcoming prospects. Funny thing is that this potential first round pick is in the ballpark of where they would be selecting if they HAD a 2nd round pick. Yikes.
I know that it's easy to poke fun at the Flames but man, that has to be rough for them to lose their heart and soul player of the last decade, a guy who was their franchise and gave his all for the city of Calgary. I kind of feel bad for them. We can certainly sympathize after dealing with the heartbreak of the Smyth trade.