Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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What happens when a once-mighty team fails to consistently develop good young players?That franchise ends up spending lots of money on middling veterans while hanging around the periphery of the Stanley Cup playoff race year after year.Such is the fate of the Calgary Flames.They are on the outside of the Western Conference race looking in, despite catching fire of late.Should this franchise start over from scratch, once and for all? Should this team move captain Jarome Iginla as part of that rebuilding process?Iginla rejects that notion.“I think we’re going to be a playoff team. I believe that,” he told the Calgary Sun. “I don’t want speak about the Eastern Conference, but the Western Conference? It’s tight. I don’t think there’s any heavy, favorite front-runner, so I think if you make it into the playoffs, you’ve got a shot.”Well, we’ll see. Beyond Iginla the team lacks scoring punch. This franchise needs a influx of fresh talent, which is why the Iginla trade rumors surfaced again...
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