Re: PC is the man!
posted at 3/28/2013 12:10 PM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
Since we're playing guess how things worked, I'll chime in with:
Feaster worked out a deal with Boston that he could live with.
Feaster worked out a deal with Pittsburgh that he could live with.
Satisfied with what he would get, but knowing that he's about to be burned in effigy, he figured he would let Iginla choose so he could at least say that the deal was a service to a long-suffering warrior for the franchise.
The deals are very similar. One includes a guy drafted 40th overall and a borderline D prospect, with the potential for a 25-30 range draft pick if the player re-signs. The other includes a 25-30 draft pick, and two borderline depth forwards with no conditions that we know of. Khokhlachev is currently more likely to be an NHL player than the pick because we've seen his development - he's a known quantity. Feaster might even think that, if people knew how Khokhlachev has developed in 2011, he'd have gone higher than a 25th pick.
Khokhlachev =/< 1st round pick (difference of 10 and 15 spots in a draft)
Bartkowski = 3rd round pick 5'11 scorer from Yale (neither is certain to find an NHL home)
cond. 1st rounder > 5th round college forward (except that that pick only exists if the Bruins, with almost no cap flexibility next year, re-sign a 38 yr old player.)
Six of one, half dozen of the other, so why not let Iginla choose?
Fair. This doesnt disagree with my overarching point, which is PC had something to do w/ Iginla not coming here.
If the offers were close, there was a way PC could have gotten Iginla. By offering more and making the offers no longer close.
So yeah, I give credit to PC. He said Iginla is worth X and Im not going to go over and above it. I think that was the smart thing to do.
I jsut disagree w/ Shupe's statement: had nothing to do w/ PC. I feel that if Bostons offer was MUCH better, Feaster would have pushed back on Iginla's last second mind change. So props to PC for sticking to his assesment and not overpaying for an upcoming UFA.
St Louis is a different story.