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How the Pens Got Their Man

From the Pittsburgh Penguins Sam Kasan:

The two sides negotiated as Wednesday morning receded into evening. In the late, late hours, the Penguins and Flames had the framework for agreement. The Penguins would get Iginla in exchange for a 2013 first-round pick and prospects Ben Hanowski and Kenny Agostino. But the deal wasn’t finalized.

“The first-round pick was very important for them,” Shero said. “We were prepared to do that for Jarome Iginla. We worked on a number different scenarios player-wise. Ended up with two good college prospects. That’s the price for Jarome Iginla. That’s what you have to do. That’s what we did.”

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Flames had deals on the table from the Penguins and Bruins – which sparked all the reports that Iginla was headed to Boston. But Iginla had to waive his no-trade clause as a part of any deal and had the power to pick his destination.

He chose Pittsburgh.

“He agreed to waive and come to Pittsburgh,” Shero said. “The trade conference call was done with the league. Everything was final.”

And Iginla was a Penguin.

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Lindas1st's avatar

GMRS has done his job, and well. Now it’s time to get to business and bring the Cup back to Pitt.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 03/28/13 at 08:29 AM ET

w2j2's avatar

I agree that Shero got a fair deal…
I am amazed that the final decision on which of 2 deals to take was made by the player.Iginla made the right choice, and has a good chance to win a Stanley cup.

cool smirk

Posted by w2j2 on 03/28/13 at 09:34 AM ET

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