Occasionally we'll feature guest posts at Puck Drunk Love. This article was penned by Michael Pina and offers a look at the trade deadline and how a guy like Jarome Iginla may give a team that extra edge in their pursuit of the Cup.
Every year, in every one of North America’s four major professional sports, the much anticipated trade deadline holds more season-altering potential than any other event. It’s a date that allows organizations to make self-aware statements on where it is they stand, and how you might expect them to perform down the season’s homestretch and into the playoffs.
Is Team X looking to fill a weakness or cash out on a strength? Are they comfortably standing pat or desperately scrambling? Are they more interested in making short term decisions to save their respective jobs as highly paid decision-makers at the cost of meaningful issues rising from the muck at some point in the future?
In hockey, we’ve seen several major deals take place before the trade de...