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Let’s get this one out of the way, since it’s the name that everyone seems to be talking about.
In order to pry the heart and soul of the Flames away from Calgary, the Penguins would have to fork over a king’s ransom that they simply may not have anymore. The general, if not unanimous consensus around Pittsburgh was that Joe Morrow was the jewel of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ minor league system.
Calgary would likely seek a roster player, a package of high draft picks and Morrow. With Pittsburgh relinquishing two second-round draft picks in the Murray deal, I’m just not sure that Pittsburgh has much left in the cupboard that would interest Calgary.
Moreover, the Penguins might not want to give up what is necessary to snag Iginla anyway. At this point, the team would have to sacrifice all of its minor league defensive depth just for the right to rent Iginla.
Unless Calgary’s trade demands for Iginla have been highly exaggerated, the Penguins should stay away.