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#1 VanNuck

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

I know what all of you are thinking - no way on earth is this going to happen, why would Calgary part ways with their franchise leader - especially to perhaps their biggest rival - and why would Iginla come?

Fact is though, Iginla has only one year remaining on his contract - he likely will re-sign with Calgary if he chooses to continue playing (at 37 years of age). Trouble is, they're in no shape to win a Stanley Cup this year and unless an off-season miracle happens, they're in no shape to win next year either. It'll be safe to assume that Iginla won't win a Cup if he stays in Calgary.

As things are for Canucks, Kesler's return could help give an offensive spark - but it may not be quite enough to get over the hump. The Sedins have always been silenced in the playoffs when playing a physical opponent, and there is little guarantee Kesler can make up for their loss - if he can show up un-injured.

With this trade, the Flames could get something in return (like a first-rounder) and could re-acquire their captain in the offseason. The Nucks, meanwhile, can get perhaps one of the game's all-time greatest clutch performers to help wake up the Sedins during the playoffs. Put him on Henrik's right wing and he'll help open up space so they can get to the net unhindered by the Bollands and Marchants. That'll lead to increased post-season offense, which could make all the difference to getting the Cup.

Everyone in question wants to win. The Canucks want to win. Iginla (and the Flames) want to win, but all parties can't have everything at once. Someone has to make a sacrifice, and if I were a Flames fan, I would willingly part with Iginla just to see him get a ring if that's the only option.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

If a trade does happen, it won't be with the Canucks, he will end up on the east coast somewhere.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

Their price would be a top 9 roster player or a highly touted prospect (no sauve's, etc,) and a pick.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

I know what you're saying, that sometimes you have to take a gamble if you think your window is closing. But Gillis doesn't roll that way. This team is built to win now but also to compete for many years.

The idea of giving up a first rounder, which are like gold now under the new CBA, for a 2 month rental just doesn't make sense for a player who's a shadow of the player he once was.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

Three words. New York Rangers.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

Don't want that washed up bum near my team, gimme a break, look at how easily he get shoved off the puck nowadays, he's done, his time is coming to an end in the NHL. Canucks can get so much more value back in a Luongo trade than that, once a flame always a flame.
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I rather lose with the Canucks, than win with any other team

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

Jordon Schroeder has more goal than Iginla!
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

No, no we can not.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

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No, no we can not.

I don't want us to be responsible for Calgary making the playoffs in the future.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:00 PM

It can happen, but it won't. This year's draft class is deep and a 1st rounder this year is very valuable. Besides, why would we give up a lot, or a little bit of our farm system, to improve Calgary's farm system,, only to have Iginla re-sign with Calgary in the offseason? It's basically saying: "Here Calgary, take some of our stuff, we only need Iginla for a couple months, and then you can have him back."

Giving Calgary free prospects for a guy we're going to let them re-sign in the offseason? No thanks.



EDIT: And keep in mind, Iginla has a 7M cap hit. We'd have to give a couple roster players back as well and Gillis will not do that.

Edited by Mr. Ramsay, 10 February 2013 - 11:01 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:02 PM

If there are any rentals coming, it will be a big third line centre to crash and bang in the playoffs.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:03 PM

He's not worth trading for, though. Not a terrible player, but he's just not the player he used to be and I doubt he would put us over the top, especially not given what we would have to give up to get him.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

It's pretty doubtful that the Flames would want to make a trade with the Canucks in the first place, let alone Iginla wanting to come here. He will probably end up somewhere out east, probably Pittsburgh.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

I don't want us to be responsible for Calgary making the playoffs in the future.


The asking price would probably be Jensen or Kassian+

Something I want no part of, especially since Kassian has been playing better than Iginla, and since we got a gem in Jensen.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

No thanks. Iginla would be a very short term solution and he is nowhere near the player he once was. He is no longer noticeable on the ice and dominating games like he used to. Has definately lost a step.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

No thank you.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

This terrible idea has been bounced around a million times. 7m cap-hit, good luck with that, and for 2 months? Terrible.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

Since we have to lose cap for next season, and with the injuries we've had up to this point, it kind of makes sense.

We dont have the cap to re-sign all of our UFAs. Assuming cap comes back with whatever goalie we trade, its still going to be close.

IF, pretend, ballard was going to be bought out (although he does look good this year) - trading him now rather than buying out in the summer may make sense. The whole point is we'd get a high quality rental for the playoff push and mentor for Zach Kassian.

Of course, this would never happen - its the Flames.
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July 7-2013

Toronto will take a step back next year.
Feel free to quote me.


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Wow I can't believe peoples replies...
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:59 PM

Although I find it hard to stomach, Byfuglien's the answer not Iginla.

Edited by Nuck_in_NorCal, 10 February 2013 - 11:59 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

Although I find it hard to stomach, Byfuglien's the answer not Iginla.


Maybe Evander Kane or Joel Ward?
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July 7-2013

Toronto will take a step back next year.
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Wow I can't believe peoples replies...
Im done here. You people are disgusting..


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

He might end up in Boston. They just freed up a big chunk of salary by losing Thomas, and have plenty of great prospects they can throw over to Calgary.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:16 AM

Maybe Evander Kane or Joel Ward?


I dunno, I would accept either of those players but, I really think Buff's demolishing ability is what we need. ...and he can light the lamp.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

He's a great player and respectable on and off the ice. But I can't see him get traded to a team that is in the Flames' division. If he wanted to finish his career somewhere else, then I could see him going to the East Coast and playing with a team like the Penguins.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

If I was going to go after an aging vet, I'd probably go for Jagr, who is just as good at this point, lower cap hit (easier to fit in), and according to Hartnell and Giroux, probably the biggest workout animal in the NHL still, and look what he did for both of them last year.

Unlike Calgary though, Dallas may be a borderline playoff team, so it's hard to say if he'll be available... and I'm reasonably certain that he'll cost less, because Dallas will be under less pressure to get a big haul overall.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

It's like us trading away one of our Sedins, the asking price will be high.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:57 AM

Three words. New York Rangers.


Probably. The cap doesn't seem to apply to them.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:58 AM

Schneider shoots the puck as hard as Rick Nash... :bigblush:
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:58 AM

Not worth it for us, and you're delusional if you actually think Iginla would ever want to play for the Nucks, or that Feaster would ever trade him here.

I respect Iggy, great guy, great player--but he will never be a Canuck, and that's just fine with me, and pretty much everyone else.
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