I'm sorry, but this is just such a ridiculous statement. Iginla was "lying"? How would Iginla know when he submit his list of teams whether or not Pittsburgh would be interested? He may have been more interested in Pittsburgh than Boston (obviously), but he doesn't know if that's mutual so he's going to submit more than one team. The fact of the matter is that he had a No Move Clause in his contract which means he got the final say in where he goes. It wasn't a limited trade clause, in which he either submits teams that he will accept a trade to or not accept a trade to point-blank. He had control and he exercised it to give himself what he felt was his best opportunity. The fact that inaccurate information was reported is not his fault. It's insane that he's being pinned up as some kind of a jackass in this. This happens all the time, it's just not usually reported as "confirmed" trades before a player nixes it.
Ok, Iginla provided a list of three "cup contenders" he would be willing to go to. Now it is the day the deal is happening, they are finalizing the last few details and a contract is ready to be signed. Iginla walks into the office and says, hey screw it, I would rather play for Pittsburgh than Boston, so nix the the deal, and rob yourself of a decent deal by taking Pittsburghs offer. Bostons GM even said he thought the deal was done, Shero was positive he lost out on Iginla, but Iginla went and screwed over the team that gave him so much over the years.
Think about it, if you were at your parents house for dinner, and your mom asks you what you want for dessert, and you say, cake, ice cream, or pie would be fine. When she brings outice cream, are you going to throw it on the floor saying you wanted pie, and leave her with a mess to clean up?
Edited by Euro_Twins, 30 March 2013 - 01:46 PM.
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