How the Calgary Flames Could Trade Iginla and Kiprusoff and Rebuild Now

October 23rd, 2012 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »
There's plenty of time to think about the future of your hockey team when you are right in the middle of another disastrous lockout.

You can't talk about last night's game or recent developments because there are none.

This applies to NHL general managers. These men are usually not the policy makers who will influence the owners and the commissioner about the lockout.

Instead, they can follow their minor league teams and contemplate the moves they will make once the lockout comes to an end.

Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster knows there are significant moves to make with his roster. He may not want to start the rebuilding process because he may be trying to convince himself that his team can contend for a playoff spot, but the idea that the Flames could legitimately compete for a championship is folly.

He needs to give serious consideration to trading superstar Jarome Iginla and upper-echelon goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.

It's easy to fool yourself into thinking you can compete, especially when you take a look at last year's standings.

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