Some new user in the Pens forum adamantly said Iginla was going to be a Penguin even though he was confirmed to go to the Bruins. That guy took down (can't post anymore) a 2000+ poster by betting. It was epic.
This is (almost) like dealing Alfie for the same package... can you imagine how big the backlash would be on our end?
I don't really think its the same. Alfie is older and while I think he has one more year in him, in an alternate universe where he got traded to a contender it'd probably be his final year. One last hurrah. This isn't the case with Iggy. He could play another 5 years and I don't think any of them will be with Calgary. We could trade Alfie for a conditional 7th and I'd be happy if he won the Cup. This trade needed to bring Calgary into a new era. I don't think this is the era they wanted or needed.
Sounds like Calgary got fleeced on this one. I thought sure Iggy was worth at least a 1st pick, a roster player plus a signed close to NHL ready prospect. 2 mid pick guys who might be a risk to never sign with Calgary are strange payback for Iggy.