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While this deal was actually made a few days before the deadline, it does constitute a deadline deal.
Calgary traded its longtime star to Pittsburgh because Jarome Iginla was in the final year of his contract and the Flames were not going anywhere this season.
While the Penguins have plenty of scoring with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz and James Neal, you don't say no to a future Hall of Famer with a blistering shot and excellent net-front presence.
While the Pens have lost two straight games after winning 15 in a row, Iginla still brings a lot to the table and is the kind of player who will make a difference in the third period of close games.
The key for the Penguins is the return of Crosby (broken jaw). He is the best player in the game and a strong complementary player like Iginla can help Pittsburgh make a run. If Crosby is not the same player when he returns, the Pens are in trouble and this deal won't be a difference maker.
The Flames got a first-round pick and two developing players. Calgary general manager Jay Feaster has been criticized for not getting enough, but Iginla had just a month to go before he could leave as a free agent and the Flames would not have gotten anything for him.
Both sides win, as long as Crosby returns at full strength.