Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Let's make a deal!


I found the second fan blog segment very entertaining, as we asked you to play General Manager, and gives us your best Iginla-to-Pens proposals. There has been so many Iggy-to-Pens rumours, I thought I would ask the fans what they think we could get for Iginla.

Here is what I consider best from the submissions we got:

From John and Shaun

Thinking Beau Bennett, Olli Maatta, and a first.

Two solid prospects and a first. I really like this package, it gives us a starting point. If the Pens were to offer this, I would be very happy to receive this. Beau Bennett is the typical power forward.  I like his ability around the net, maybe in a few years he can replace Iginla. Maatta is a solid defenseman with good size and good hockey sense. He has tons of potential, and is a good solid package.


From Matt and Frank

Despres, Beau Bennett, and a first round pick - which I think is fair value.

I like this package because of Despres, a solid defencemen with Beau Bennett who has been getting a lot of ice time. He is a solid forward with a lot of potential, I still like the Bennett and Maatta offer a little more, although Despres is a play-now offer. The Flames do need a solid young d-man to come in now. 



From Terry

Flames need a second round pick. So, first, second (conditional on re-sign or cup), Brian Gibbons, Derrick Pouliot.

I would love the Flames to have Derrick Pouliot.  He is a solid d-man with loads of potential. Gibbons, a Centre, might fit into the Flames plans very well, as we are very weak down the middle. Two solid pieces, plus a first and a second conditional would be great, if the Pens would give us this much.


Stealth

I won't be at all surprised if it's Kennedy and a first, possibly another prospect.

Kennedy would be a nice addition to the Flames. He could be inserted into the line-up right now. The first round pick is a must. Also, getting another prospect would be nice for our depleted prospects. A pretty fair option, which I think the Pens would be willing to do.


Deren

Letang, Bennett, Morrow, and a first for Iginla and Nemisz.

If the Pens would do this, I think I would go screaming with delight in the street. I would also vote Feaster for Prime Minister, despite him being an American. I love Letang; he is one of the best today, Also, getting rid of Nemisz would be an awesome benefit.


Then there is the comment I got from a Pens fan:

Dee

I'll give you the Pittsburgh perspective. It’s gonna happen. But we don’t know what will happen. We are interested. 

There you have it; everyone knows the Pens are interested, it is only a matter of whether we we can put the packages together to make both parties happy.


I myself would love to get Bennett and Maatta from the Pens. It would an awesome beginning for a rebuild.

11 comments:

  1. Is Deren crazy? That will NEVER ever happen. Even to ask for that return is a crime. I think everyone's returns are high. Realistically I see the Flames getting one top prospect (Morrow, Maata or Bennett) and a 2nd rd pick. Ray Shero is smart, he wont sell the future to add a rental. I see Clowe coming to Pittsburgh over Iginla.
    I understand that Flames fans hold Iginla high and want a substantial return; however he is old, lost a step and is no longer a power forward. Bennett and a 2nd rd pick is the max I would offer.
    Great blog Randy as always!

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  2. I like the returns! And in my opinion Feaster should ask for a lot in return. If Pittsburgh land him they will win the Stanley Cup. However I believe the team that gets him will be the Rangers if Iginla approves a trade. Also Sather is crazy enough to pay a high price.

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  3. Dion I really think pens will offer Bennett and a first Flames will conter and they will settle with somewhere between.

    Jennifer that is a great point Rangers need to make the playoffs they could get desperate

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  4. Why is no one talking about Carolina? Less pressure, decent team with a solid core. Semin's money comes off the books and they could resign Iginla. Viktor Rask could be a prospect the Flames could land from them. In my opinion Canes would be a great fit for Iginla and his family.

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  5. Great point Trevor the Canes are great young team. There fighting for a division title in the weakest division. Can you imagine Iggy with the Staals that would be scary.

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  6. Has ownership asked Iginla to go yet? Brian Burke rumoured to be interview for Ken Kings job, any truth?

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    1. Brendon ownership have not asked . As for Burke we have heard them rumor but have no conformation on the rumor. Sorry Brendon wish I could.

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  7. Iginla will re-sign with the Flames. The real question should be what will the Flames get for Jay Bouwmeester

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  8. I agree Nico Jbo will be shopped. You have a good point ownership might not let iginla go.

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  9. Sadly Iginla will remain a flame, I dont see the flames doing much despite all the buzz, I hope I am wrong but I do not thing so.

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  10. Anon I am afraid you might be right Iggy may notveven waive.

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