Could Iginla go to the Capitals?

The rumor is that the Caps and Flames have discussed the possibility of a swap of Iginla for Semin…in actuality they have been discussing this on and off for two and three quarter years (to my best estimate)

Now however it is gaining some major momentum…

The details I have heard most often are…Alex Semin, Braden Holtby and 2 picks for Jarome Iginla, Chris Butler and a prospect…(some say Howse, a few have said the Caps want Brodie (of course they do!)

What I do know is this…there is a TON of smoke behind this rumor, but obviously it goes along with Iginla whenever his name is brought up…There are also a great amount of people out there who tell me Calgary is playing this as close to the vest as ever…especially regarding whether or not Iginla wants to go or Calgary wants him to go…

I will have more on this in the coming days for sure…This is one of those deals which would more than likely happen sooner than later, but until the deadline passes will definitely remain as a contingency plan or “keeping our options open” type of rumor…But again, in this case I see this either happening or not by mid-January.

And this will likely not be the only Semin or Iginla rumors that surface as both the Caps and Flames attempt to get full value…

14 Responses to Could Iginla go to the Capitals?

  1. dumbassdoorman says:

    Semin is an overpaid pending UFA, i don’t Cgy wanting him in the deal

  2. 93killer93 says:


    Alzner, Eakin, 1st(Col), 1st(Clb 2012/2013) Brassard, Huselius, Mason
    Semin, Tanguay, Kiprusoff
    Iginla, Horak, Butler, Brodie, Pahlsson
    Sutter, Sutter, Sutter, Boychuk Kaberle
    Brassard, Bourque, Hannan, Byron, Howse 
    Jokinen, Stajan, Moss, Kaberle, 
    Blake, Foster, Holland, 2nd
    Bouwmeester, 2nd(Ana)
    Turris, Aucoin
    Matt Dumba
    Ryan Murray
    Griffin Reinhart
  3. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Detroit wants him…Calgary can trade him there and get good pciks/prospects for him.

    I cannot see Detroit doing that for Washington though since they are both contenders.

  4. mojo19 says:

    Why wouldn't Detroit just target Iggy in that case?

    not saying it won't happen, but a lot of ins and outs involved here. In this scenario Calgary would be banking on getting a proper return from a slumping enigmatic Russian, when they could have just maximized value on Iggy.

  5. mojo19 says:

    On the flip side, I guess if Detroit didn't have sufficient picks and prospects to land Iginla, but they have a few for Semin, then Washington added a few into the mix along with Semin, then it could make sense.

    Still, a lot of ins and outs to make that happen.

  6. mojo19 says:

    Interesting stats, looking at the standings and the 'previous 10 games' records.

    Every team currently in a playoff spot has played over .500 in the last 10 games except for Buffalo and Dallas. Every team out of a playoff spot has played .500 or under except for Winnipeg, Calgary, and everyone's favourite teams to shit on – Columbus and Long Island.

  7. dumbassdoorman says:

    cool stats man, and people generally do enjoy shitting downhill….lol

  8. reinjosh says:

    I love Dumba, it would be cool to have Reinhart and Murray is supposed to be an elite puck mover but do you really need to pick all three? Seems like a waste with three first round picks. I figure at least one would be an offensive guy like Galchenyuk or Forsberg.

  9. TheLeafNation91 says:

    I think Iginla, due to age, is more of a short-term option.

    Semin is more of a long-term ption for the Red Wings. I think they need that with their aging top-six.

    I think it will be (because of UFA and he's slowing down) Semin, one first, and a prospect to the Flames.

    Then the Flames could deal him to Detorit for 1st, maybe a Jiri Hudler, and a good prospect like Tatar.

    A better draft pick pool that will be.

  10. Steven_Leafs says:

    If those 2 picks are the WSH 1st and the COL 1st then I'd say do it.

    Worse case: Calgary can flip Semin for more prospects/picks.

    Best case: Calgary re-signs Semin and comes out of this trade with 2 top 10 picks, a great young goalie, and another pick in the 20-30 range.

    It is a great time to do it now with Kipper out for 6-8 weeks. Calgary can use some depth in goal that has NHL experience.

  11. mojo19 says:

    Interesting. There's a little risk with Semin because he's UFA at the end of the year, and Russian. Which will play a factor, but I like what you're saying.

  12. MystifoLeafs says:

    Calgary could very well end 30th in the conference. That being said if Calgary did flip Iggy to Washington for say Washington and Colorado 1st. How scary would it be if Calgary went at the draft….

    1st. Yakupov
    2nd Grigorenko 
    I mean that is instant rebuild there imo. Now I feel Colorado will not finish near the bottom but that being said they could finish outside the playoffs. Making it much easier to try and move up with those two firsts from Washington and Colorado.
  13. thisgamewelose says:

    Absolutely no way the caps give up both first picks and Semin for Iginla

  14. Steven_Leafs says:

    Which is why I doubt Iginla goes to Washington. Calgary wont even bother to ask Iginla to waive if the deal is 'close'. Washington will have to pay to get Iginla.

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