Bissonnette breaks down Iginla trade
MAR 28, 2013 3:48p ET
And that came on top of two trades earlier in the week that brought longtime Stars forward Brendan Morrow and Sharks defenseman Doug Murray to Pittsburgh for another run at a Cup.
The deal has been pretty thoroughly skewered as a lopsided one in the national media — keep in mind that Iginla had a no-trade clause and was able to choose his destination, which of course limited the Flames' potential return — but what do NHL players think of it?
If there's a go-to source for unfiltered opinions (on anything), it's Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette, whose Twitter breakdown of the deal includes some straightforward, everyone-can-relate praise for Penguins general manager Ray Shero.
Ray Shero was the kid in elementary school that traded his apple at lunch to some other kid for their Dunkaroos, fruit snacks and Pringles.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) March 28, 2013
......and a playboy magazine.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) March 28, 2013
So in hockey terms, the Penguins' two prospects and first-round pick represent an apple, and Iginla represents ... um ... quite a haul.