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Limited Number Of Teams In The Iginla Mix

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Boston, L.A., and Chicago would be the only suitors for Iginla. He had four teams on his list of places he’d go to waive his no-move clause and Pittsburgh, one of them, just traded for Brenden Morrow, so they’re out.  I think it’ll be the Kings, where Darryl Sutter stands behind the bench, but that’s just an educated guess.  The Kings are using Justin Williams as their No. 1 right-winger and have had rookie Tyler Toffoli on the right side with Jeff Carter and Mike Richards on a second line, with Dustin Penner subbing in there. Absolutely, the Kings would take Iginla–maye moving the UFA Penner–but they’re also looking for a defenceman.

Iginla, who turns 36 in July, is somewhere in between the Bourque-Ilya Kovalchuk-Marian Hossa trade situation, all of whom had contracts ending. Bourque was 39 and fetched Brian Rolston, Sami Pahlsson and a first-round pick (Martin Samuelsson, who never panned out). Pahlsson was quickly traded to Anaheim where he won the Stanley Cup in 2007. Kovalchuk, then 27, brought the Thrashers Johnny Oduya and others, with Oduya the only player with staying power as an NHL regular. Hossa, then 29, went to Pittsburgh for Colby Armstrong, Eric Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a first-round pick. Strangely, the player who went to the Penguins with Hossa, Pascal Dupuis, is playing on the Penguins’ No. 1 line with Sidney Crosby; while Hossa only stayed there for a few months.

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NHLJeff's avatar

When I heard about the Morrow trade, I initially assumed the Pens were out of the Iginla race as well. But I’ve been thinking about it…why? They can afford it in terms of players and cap space. They don’t have to be out. There are plenty of wingers the pens could sit without missing if there aren’t any in the trade.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 03/25/13 at 12:00 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

I don’t think so .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) They traded Morrow because they love Pouliot & Maata more! So they won’t trade those 2 guys, Then you have Scott Harrington who was just voted Defensive D Man in the OHL for the 2nd Year in a row & with Orpik being 31 & having only 1 more year on his contract I am sure they envision Harrington stepping into the lineup & Shero said last night That Despres is in NO trade discussions

Beau Bennett is their only legit winger prospect so I doubt they would trade him either

Posted by Evilpens on 03/25/13 at 08:39 AM ET

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