I’ve been trying to get on the bandwagon and buy into the mantra of ‘This team is good, we just need a center for Jarome’ well my friends the options are running out in a hurry!
Tomas Plekanec and Patrick Marleau have resigned with their teams and they were high on the Flames wish list. There have been rumors of the Flames wanting to take a stab at Kovalchuk, but come on we all know he is signing in LA, and from what I have witnessed I do not think he is worth the money he will command.
So the best player that could really help the Flames in a meaningful way left is Jason Spezza. Now Ottawa has come out and said that Jason won’t be going anywhere, however I think it is a safe bet that he will be dealt. and being the last ‘elite’ player out there the price is going up which brings us to the Flames.
Lets assume that the Flames just need that elite guy on the front end. He really is no longer available. So now if the Flames turned into sellers in a rather light market what could you get for Jarome Iginla? What could you get for Jay Bouwmeester? What can you get for Miikka Kiprusoff? What can you get for Robyn Regher? Not to mention selling Kotalik, Langkow, Sarich, and Staios!
With a few smart trades it is not out of the question that the Flames could load the cupboard full of good young players and prospects! Not only that but they could because of the lack of high end talent available in the UFA market they could accelerate a ‘rebuild’ by a couple of years IF THEY DO IT NOW!!!
So as the title says FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DARRYL! SELL!!! We will understand and buy into the rebuild.
Have a good one!
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Written by Shane Hoopfer
Die hard Flames fan since 1980, and a closet baseball junkie. Also a big Dolphins, and Stampeders fan!