The Jarome Iginla rumour mill keeps churning
Another day, another Jarome Iginla trade rumour.
And yet again, this one involves the Los Angeles Kings.
The blogosphere is humming tonight with speculation out of Edmonton that the Los Angeles Kings are trying to assign Brayden Schenn to the American Hockey League in hopes of eventually sending him to the Calgary Flames, perhaps as part of a package, for Iginla (who has a no movement clause and would have to agree to any such deal.)
Dean Millard, of the Pipeline Show, reported Tuesday that the Kings are going hard after the Calgary Flames captain. Schenn, 19, has played eight games this season in Los Angeles. If he suits up for No. 10, that burns a year on his contract.
According to Millard, the Kings want to leave the Flames the option of assigning Schenn to the Brandon Wheat Kings or keeping him with the big team for the rest of the season.
Trading Iginla for a highly-touted prospect like Schenn would be a rewrite of history. Back in 1995, the Flames dealt Joe Nieuwendyk to Dallas for some unknown kid named Iginla.
We know how that worked out for both teams involved.
So what do you think? Is Schenn – and his 99 points through 59 games last season in Brandon – a big enough chip to be traded straight up for a future Hall-of-Famer like Iginla? Would someone else, maybe defenceman Thomas Hickey or Colton Teubert, make it more palatable? Draft picks?