The first thought that went through my head when I read the topic title was "What an ungrateful ******* ***** ** ****." First, the money that was earmarked for certain players was never necessary; second, there were no viable back up plans; third, the cap was expected to shrink. Spending up to the cap at that point would have put us in a bad salary dump position; why sign some players only to have to buy them or others out?
Just because the Wings are going through a few speed bumps is no reason to turn on the man who lost millions of his own money for YEARS to keep this team here; spent millions of his own dollars to sign the best talent available and has given back more to his players and this town than any other NHL owner. I think you owe Mr. I an abject apology.
Impeccable source: Crosby 4-6 wks. Will play in May.
I know the cliche "it's lame to wish injury on any player", but I'm seriously ecstatic that this happened. Pens getting burned on by Hockey gods for trying to buy their way into the title. They ain't winning s*** with Crosby not at 100%
ice cold, man. I hope Cooke joins him
So what are the two of you going to do if karma turns out to be the ***** she's purported to be?
No, Calgary had a deal in place with Boston, Calgary thought they were trading him there and Boston thought they were getting him. Iginla chose Pittsburgh instead, it was that simple and was communicated clearly as such straight from Calgary GM and Boston GM.
I wasn't there so I don't know, but if true, this was a real punk move on Iginla's part. I wouldn't be surprised in the least, though. I really have no respect for the guy. All the more reason to root for Boston now, especially when they play the Pens. (Yeah, like there wasn't reason enough already)
Good move for the Pens, not such a good move for us. I'm glad, glad I tell you, that we didn't score Iginla. I can't stand that SOB, and the price was too damn high to get him anyway.
I think people are so frustrated with the lack of splashy moves on the part of Holland that each time some serviceable player goes elsewhere, it just makes them foam at the mouth that much more.
Iginla is not a big loss to us - helpful, probably, but not a big loss. The reason it's a bad move for us is because we will be facing a pretty well-stacked team consistently starting next year. While I agree that the Wings have been impressive all things considered, no one can deny that we need to improve in some areas, and PDQ.