mikey287 wrote:I'm gonna take the other side of this actually...good for Calgary...it's about time they take a chance...ever since that Gilmour trade, they've recycled the same crap, the same un-recyclable garbage every year. I feel like Tanguay, Cammalleri, Langkow, etc. have been lost and re-bought, worse for wear and tear, a dozen times each at this point. They haven't had a center in forever, they haven't flushed their system in forever, they're stuck in hockey's version of limbo until Kiprusoff keels over...**** it...what do you have to lose? You're the worst run franchise in the National Hockey League and the only one that comes close is Columbus and that's an expansion team, who cares...
If I'm Calgary I see this thing through though...this is a horrible idea for a band-aid, it's a great idea to start a revolution. Flush the whole thing. All at once, shock the system. Just top of my head (no need to nitpick each move for value, I'm not thinking about it)
Tanguay -> Boston for KoKo
Cammalleri -> San Jose for Nieto
Iginla -> Pittsburgh for Maatta, Jeffrey and a 1st
Stempniak -> Whoever will take him for a 3rd and a long shot prospect
Hudler -> Florida for Trochek or Grimaldi
Bouwmeester -> Detroit for Sproul
Wideman -> amnesty buyout, **** him...
Stajan -> Washington for a 4th
Sarich -> Throw him that Iginla deal to Pittsburgh, why not...
Kiprusoff -> Chicago (assuming Crawford loses one of these games) for a 2nd and Fournier/Olsen/Johns
Purge the rest, start again.
Interestring take on this. I will say you have something here because atleast there going to get a guy who does have potential, instead to recyclng old crap like what they been doing in the past. My problem is I don't know if there looking at this as a full rebuild but a band-aid. I do what you suggest, purge the system and start the rebuild because there not going anywhere if thy keep down the path there walking down.
Speaking of the Flames, what do you think about the guy the Flames got in the first round Mark Jankowski? People panned on this pick because of how far off he is in his development (others called this pick a project) but what do you think?