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Limited Options For Iginla Trade

from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,

The Iginla-mandated lack of options severely handcuffs whatever return the Flames may receive in return, naturally. And very well could, in the final analysis, squelch any deal.

Authentic contenders are not going to take the chance of meddling with chemistry that has put them in that enviable position in the first place. So Calgary is looking at recovering a pick or a prospect or something regarded as a spare piece.

Look, the Flames are never going to pull back what a percentage of this populace - nostalgia being a crazy, powerful, bewitching drug - believes worthy, but depending on what's actually on offer out there, the organization might simply choose to stay the course and allow the player to either stay or move on come July 1st. His choice, his call - and sell it that way.

That'd be infinitely easier than trying to attempt and explain away a beggarly return for a local icon.

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Look, the Flames are never going to pull back what a percentage of this populace - nostalgia being a crazy, powerful, bewitching drug -

This type of zealousness is a key reason that it will be very difficult for any Canadian based team to win the Cup. The over emotional and overwrought clinging by fans and media to former stars, impatience with current players and overhype of Canadian World Junior players combines to create the Maple Leaf Effect that you now see in every Canadian market. From the Canucks Luongo debacle, Edmonton’s obsession with Junior stars, that aren’t really stars, Calgary and Iginla, Winnipeg obsessing about Kane, Toronto being Toronto, Montreal and its french speaking obsession and Ottawa’s Alfredssonfest all symbolize the over emotionalization of the game that prevents common sense and good judgement when it comes to hockey related decision making.  It is a wonderful thing that fans and the media care, but there is a point when that caring becomes destructive, and you are seeing it play out in every market in Canada.

Posted by timbits on 03/16/13 at 01:52 PM ET

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From the Canucks Luongo debacle, Edmonton’s obsession with Junior stars, that aren’t really stars, Calgary and Iginla, Winnipeg obsessing about Kane, Toronto being Toronto, Montreal and its french speaking obsession and Ottawa’s Alfredssonfest all symbolize the over emotionalization of the game that prevents common sense and good judgement when it comes to hockey related decision making.

i believe thats called passion

Posted by letsmakeit12 on 03/16/13 at 03:53 PM ET

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i believe thats called passion

I am sure some would pride themselves on this so called “passion”. I will take a little less of whatever it is, if if means you can do the right things, when necessary to win the cup. Too much passion creates the dysfunctional dynamic you see happening with the Canadian teams.

Posted by timbits on 03/16/13 at 05:20 PM ET

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Too much passion creates the dysfunctional dynamic you see happening with the Canadian teams.

What in holy fuch are you talking about?

Posted by Garth on 03/16/13 at 06:31 PM ET

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What in holy fuch are you talking about?

If you could read you might understand!

Posted by timbits on 03/16/13 at 06:47 PM ET

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I you made some sense maybe it would matter.  Passion creates a dysfunctional dynamic?

Nevermind my question, you’re just an idiot, so I don’t even want to know what smart thing it is you think you’re saying.

Posted by Garth on 03/17/13 at 01:24 AM ET

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