Re: Trade Krecji, Hamill, 2nd rounder for Iginla
posted at 10/28/2011 11:01 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Trade Krecji, Hamill, 2nd rounder for Iginla
[QUOTE]I agree that Calgary loves Iginla and they don't want to trade him for business reasons. I also think he is a real good player. But he's also 34 and has a big cap hit. He's money for 30 goals, but for how much longer? Every player is different and when a player gets in their late 30's there is a chance they hit the wall, the year when they can no longer do it. Iginla might be outstanding till he's 40, but he also might be like most players who's production drops at 35 or soon after. Maybe he is only a 25 goal scorer now. People thought Ryder's contract was horrible at 4mil, what would they think of a 7mil 25 goal man? But I'm not so concerned about Iginla, as I said, I still like him, but more the value of Krejci. At 25 his prime is ahead of him. The fact that whatever team holds his rights has exclusive negotiating to work out a long term deal is very valuable. His 44 points in 52 career playoff games compares very favorably with Iginla's 49 in 54. Regardless of which player is better at this moment, DK's combination of skill, cap hit, contract status, age and upward mobility make him the more valuable asset. He is increasing in value, Iginla is deteriorating. Two years from now DK will be as valuable or more, Iginla will likely be worth next to nothing. If you are going to trade Krejci, you should try to get someone younger. In Response to Re: Trade Krecji, Hamill, 2nd rounder for Iginla :
Posted by OatesCam[/QUOTE]
But what is DK's ceiling? Really. Is he ever gonna be an elite player? Is he ever gonna be the face of a franchise. Is he ever gonna put together a complete season. I have been waiting and he sure has the skill level. I am just left wondering if it ever happens. Do you trade a Bergie or Seguin(NOPE).
Eventually Iggy will slow down. But I see 3-4 solid yrs of play. And comparing Ryder to Iggy is like comparing Kovalev and Messier. Iggy is an elite player. I dont think DK ever hits that especially in Boston. DK's next contract is gonna be upward of 5 million. I think our main avenue if DK is dangled should be a top 2 dman.
This deal would never go down from either side. And from the same standpoint you make about getting someone younger I would make the argument from Calgary that they should get a pkg of good players with one legit player. DK isnt gonna sell tickets in Calgary or be the face of a franchise. I think if Pitt traded Staal for Iggy that is something the Calgary fans can sink their teeth into.
Calgary fans would lose their mind if they traded Iggy for DK. It wont happen.