Kelly fractured his leg.. IF he comes back in time for the post season, he'll be getting back just in time for the most physically demanding post season in all of sports. It's a little unrealistic to expect him to anchor that line right away.
In my opinion the Bruins are better with Iggy over Pev. You may disagree but a top 6of Lucic - Krejci - Iggy and March - Bergy - Segs. Will more then make up for your loss of depth on that 3rd line center spot.
I think you misunderstood.. I'm kind of poo-pooing it because I seriously doubt Peverley would be part of the deal. not because the Bruins wouldn't want to get rid of him per say but because it flies in the face of everything we've heard about what CGY would want in terms of assets..
which up until this point have been picks and prospects.
well that is a different argument. The argument I am talking about it the loss of depth on the bottom 6 is a reason to not trade Pev for Iggy (if that was the sceniero)
I know I don't get it. Concern for your 3rd line center (when your is hurt and will be back anyway - Hello Kelly) stops you from getting a major upgrade in scoring depth.
I know. Third line centers are easier to find than goal-scoring, top 6 wingers (arguably top 3). Kelly may be back, Yeti is an option, & they could always make another move if need be. Just get the best player in the deal & move on from there.
Because Peverley for Iginla 1-for-1 doesn't get the deal done, and you can't just look at it in a vacuum. Sure that swap gives us an offensive upgrade, but it probably makes us worse defensively, less versatile, and in the real world we'd also be giving up picks and prospects in the deal. Not to mention re-signing Iginla could force us to let another player like Ference or Horton walk.
The goal should be to get Iginla while keeping the rest of our NHL roster intact. What is so hard to understand about that?
because the only roster player being talked about was Pev or Pie. Someone said that they would not trade Pev because it weakens the bottom 6 to much. I am saying that should not be a reason to not make the trade.
I think Boston should pull the trigger 100%, no questions asked. Iginla is not having a great year, but I can't blame him after what he gets fed with year after year. Krejci would be a huge upgrade over any centreman he has played with in Calgary's history, he'll be motivated as well.
I'm not sure that I'd go that far. He did play with Savard in Calgary.
I wouldn't want to discount the benefit of a strong 3rd line, though. There has been recent talk here in our folder around this and how the strength of that 3rd line helped cement the Cup win. Having all those lines rolling wear down the opposition. So, while all the interest is on Iginla, is there front office movement around getting a strong centre to replace Kelly? I want him back, but broken bones are broken bones.