The thing I find it hard to understand is who the Red Wings really have in their system that is so precious... they have one of the best players in the world on their team RIGHT NOW. Why are we letting him play on a line with Franzen, Cleary/Abdelkader?
Holland needs to make some bold moves to provide the talent to surround his core players, especially Datsyuk & Zetterberg. Iginla would have filled a need that this team desperately needs.
The way I look at it, either you trade for some talent to win now or start rebuilding. Pavel is worth picking up some real talent...
By the way, found this Tweet from Brett Hull interesting:
No matter how you spin it, the Pens and their Management decided to make a push. All you people saying that Morrow & Murray are not that good are full of crap. Are they Superstars? No. Are they good character/depth guys? Yes. Will they make your team tougher to play against in a 7 game series? You bet your ass.
Iginla has all those abilities and more... I'm tired of everyone talking about how we don't need guys like that.
Pavel & Hank are players worthy of having Kenny go out and pick up some players to make a run.
Shero had the guts to make some moves on a team that is playing amazing hockey. Even though Jerome wanted to play there, Shero still had to put the deal together. Apparently if he wanted to play here, Kenny wouldn't need to make the move.
We really need a player like Iginla... he's tough and can score. Just imagining him playing with Datsyuk is amazing! If Abdelkader can score a hat trick against a really good Ducks team, imagine what Iginla could do.
Who do we have that plays with a bit of an edge and has some talent to boot?
Cleary has been in decline. Bert can't stay healthy. Sammy is not the guy. Franzen has been horrible this year.
You have guys like Miller, Abs & Cleary filling key spots on scoring lines... that is crazy with some of the talented players we have to distribute the puck. Z, Pavs & Flip are decent centers just begging for a few talented wingers.
Dump a few picks and a prospect for the opportunity to see Iggy play with Dats...