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From Peter Maher Fan 960...

Yes, he’s the captain. Yes, he’s the team’s highest paid skater. He’s still a top player. He’s a great person. He’s still the face of the franchise. He’s no negative issue in the dressing room. But he’s now at a point where someone else should the Flames “go-to” man. Leaving Iginla as the second scoring guy, who occasionally has big scoring night’s and scores key goals as well as contributing in other ways.

Well said!!! I agree 100% with Peter it's time for another player to step up and take that roll in Calgary.
 

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How about Jokinen? ;)
 

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Matt Stajan ;)
 

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Wow, most Flames fans seem to want him traded. Myself I'd like to see him retire one day as a Flame!!​
I think they should fire Sutter before they move Iginla, Sutter hasn't dopne anything to improve the team in the last 4 years.
 

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Is there anyone else other then the Kings that could both get Calgary the talent (provided they actually made a decent deal) and had the cap space for the next five years?
Next five years? Iginla only has two years on his contract after this one.

If Calgary is willing to take some salary back, there's quite a few teams that would be able to fit him in. I don't think any team is going to take on Iginla's $7M without sending at least half of that back to Calgary.

Would they take Ron Hainsey ($4.5M cap hit, $5M salary this season and next, then $3M salary in 2012/13) back with a package of Atlanta's 2011 1st, 2012 1st, Carl Klingberg and a conditional pick in 2012 or 2013? Atlanta would only add about $6M in salary for 2011/12 and 2012/13, which could easily be made up if they had a decent playoff run.

If Calgary's serious about doing a rebuild, that's a very solid package for Iginla. Klingberg's a good prospect and the picks are probably pretty good as well.
 

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Next five years? Iginla only has two years on his contract after this one.

If Calgary is willing to take some salary back, there's quite a few teams that would be able to fit him in. I don't think any team is going to take on Iginla's $7M without sending at least half of that back to Calgary.

Would they take Ron Hainsey ($4.5M cap hit, $5M salary this season and next, then $3M salary in 2012/13) back with a package of Atlanta's 2011 1st, 2012 1st, Carl Klingberg and a conditional pick in 2012 or 2013? Atlanta would only add about $6M in salary for 2011/12 and 2012/13, which could easily be made up if they had a decent playoff run.

If Calgary's serious about doing a rebuild, that's a very solid package for Iginla. Klingberg's a good prospect and the picks are probably pretty good as well.
Hmm didn't think about Atlanta. Kind of figured they might still be smarting after the Hossa debacle but maybe they could use a star to have folks care about the team again.

And your right I misread the numbers on nhlnumbers.com and he is only for another two years. My bad.
 

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Hmm didn't think about Atlanta. Kind of figured they might still be smarting after the Hossa debacle but maybe they could use a star to have folks care about the team again.
In my eyes, it's not so much giving the team another star, it's just that Iginla makes that team so much more of a threat and would be a good fit on a club that likes physical play and could use more experience for the young players up front. Can you imagine how much Evander Kane would learn from having Jarome Iginla as a mentor? It would be fantastic for the development of Kane and the Thrashers in general.

To Atlanta
RW Jarome Iginla - $7,000,000 (UFA 2013)
D Robyn Regehr - $4,020,000 (UFA 2013)

To Calgary
D Rob Hainsey - $4,500,000 (UFA 2013)
D Johnny Oduya - $3,500,000 (UFA 2012)
LW Carl Klingberg - $900,000 (RFA 2013)
2011 1st Round Pick
2012 1st Round Pick
2012/2013 Conditional pick*

*If Atlanta wins their division or advances past the second round in the playoffs in 2011/12 or 2012/13, Calgary gets their choice of a 3rd round pick that year (either 2012 or 2013) or a 2nd round pick the following year (either 2013 or 2014).

Would it work for both sides?

Another possibility is St. Louis, Iginla would make the team a lot better and give them a lot of experience that they could use in the next couple of seasons for deep playoff runs since the team looks poised to return to the success they had in the past. With that said, they do have to re-sign Oshie and Berglund this off-season and Perron and Johnson the following off-season. Who knows if Iginla's contract would get in the way of those re-signings.
 

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That trade makes sense for both teams, Calgary needs to rebuild and Atlanta can improve on an already good team and maybe get a few more people in the building with more success.
 
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